Vandalia Police Chief On Shooting Threat

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The Vandalia Police Department has released a statement regarding a possible threat at Vandalia High School earlier this week.

According to Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray, the Vandalia PD was notified of a possible threat at Vandalia High School on the morning of February 14th.

Police were informed that a student had made comments regarding a plan to conduct a shooting in the school.

Chief Ray says officers interviewed multiple witnesses and spoke to the juvenile that allegedly made the statement. Ray says the juvenile suspect claimed to be joking when he made the statement.

The juvenile was placed under arrest and the investigation continues.

Chief Ray added that police take these types of statements very seriously. He also specified that police are unaware of any other threat or incidents Wednesday.