School Evacuated After Bomb Found At Student's Home

By Anne Marshall

(VEVAY, Ind.) -- An Indiana high school was evacuated Friday morning after a note was found saying a bomb was on school grounds. It happened at Switzerland County High School in Vevay. As WAVE 3's Anne Marshall investigates, officials didn't find a bomb on school property, but one student was arrested after an explosive device was found at his house.

As news of the threat traveled, so did parents, picking up their children from school. "As soon as I heard it, I was over here," said LaDonna Farrell. "He's my baby, I can't let nothing happen to him."

It all started around 10 a.m. when a note was found at the school indicating a possible bomb threat. That's when students were taken next door to the middle school as police searched school grounds.

"An ATF bomb dog as well as a state police bomb dog came and did a very extensive search throughout the building and nothing was found," said Vevay Police Officer Mike McCoy.

According to school officials, rumors about a bomb threat began Thursday. School officials contacted state police, who arrested a 15-year-old male student after authorities found an explosive device at his home.

The student who was arrested a friend of Sarah Davis. She says he never meant to harm anyone, and thinks other were trying to get him in trouble. "Just last week, we all basically got attacked -- my boyfriend and another person and just a bunch of other Gothic kids were getting abused, basically, verbally, and having stuff thrown at them and everything."

The middle school remained on lockdown for the day. Officials say that's because there was limited space with the high school and middle school students inside.

All athletic events scheduled for Friday night at Switzerland County High School were canceled. Administrators plan on speaking to students next week about Friday's bomb threat and the student's arrest.

Classes will resume as normal on Monday.

Online Reporter: Anne Marshall

Online Producer: Michael Dever