Crown Point Police Issue Alert After Schools Receive Text Message Threat

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February 19, 2018-A letter from Crown Point Police Chief Pete Land detailing a threat to Crown Point Schools is going viral on social media tonight. According to the letter, the threat was communicated via text message to “a large group of parents.” The text message simply says “I am going to blow up the school.” Chief Land says Crown Point Police, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, and Lake Central School Resource Officers are all working on the threat.

Text messaging is an unusual means of communicating a threat because an individual would need to obtain a group of cell phone numbers to which to send the message. Technology may make the message difficult to trace as multiple online platforms allow for the sending of text messages. Chief Land says that many parents and members of the community have provided tips.

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