Threat investigated at Allen East schools

By Sam Shriver -

HARROD — The Allen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a potential threat against students at Allen East schools.

According to a news release on the Allen East schools website, the administration received a warning at 9 p.m. Tuesday that there could be a potential threat against the school. The Allen County Sheriff’s Office was contacted. By 1 a.m.Wednesday, the deputy investigating the threat decided there was no substance to the allegation.

Follow-up interviews were conducted Wednesday morning to determine the origin of the allegation. After a number of interviews, the detective made the same determination as the deputy that there was no threat to the school.

“I would like to personally thank the student who informed a teacher of a potential threat,” said Mel Rentschler, superintendent for Allen East schools. “I would also like to thank the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. They put a lot of time in the early morning hours interviewing students to make certain there was no potential threat to Allen East students. At no time were the students of Allen East in danger of coming to school on October 23, 2019.”

By Sam Shriver

Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.

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