Police investigate a potential threat at Penn High School

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Police deem a threat at Penn High School as not credible, but will increase law enforcement on campus for Friday.

According to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, a threat was written on the women’s restroom wall on Wednesday. 

The threat stated, “I wanna shoot up the school wait till next Friday.”

Police were immediately notified, and after investigation they believe it is not a credible threat.

Penn’s principal sent out an email to parents and guardians, and included this statement,

The safety of your child is a top priority for the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. We already have several safety measures in place every day at Penn High School to keep your students safe. We are also taking extra precautionary steps to ensure the security of students and staff this Friday, March 23rd. As part of these measures, we will have additional law enforcement officers on campus throughout the school day. Our teachers, staff, administration and VSS Security Staff will be vigilant, closely monitoring and supervising student activity. Mike Seger will also be on site to help coordinate these efforts.

Penn High School also wanted to remind students if they see something, say something.

The school corporation utilized a Safe School Helpline to report concerns, to access that click here, call 1-800-418-6423, ext. 359, or text TIPS to 66746.

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