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School City of Hobart

Police resolved a school shooting threat Thursday evening after multiple Hobart High School students reported concerns via a school safety tip line.

The School City of Hobart received its first tip at 8:37 p.m. Thursday that a student planned to bring a handgun to school the next day, Superintendent Peggy Buffington said in an email.

The district immediately notified the Hobart Police Department which was able to identify the suspected student based on others' tips.

Hobart police responded to the identified student's home Thursday night and determined there was no danger to students, according to a district Facebook post.

After conferring with police, Hobart schools notified parents of the incident in an automated phone call around 10 p.m. Thursday and posted about the incident on social media. In its message, the district shared that it considers the situation resolved and that school operations would continue the next day as planned.

The school will apply school disciplinary measures, according to the Facebook post.

Buffington did not elaborate on what measures might be taken, but said the identified student would be given due process for any suspected rule violations.

"I am proud of the students who came forward with concerns and reported them," Buffington said. "They gave excellent information to help us investigate promptly."

The district directed students to report future concerns to school officials, a school resource officer or the school tip line at 219-942-TIPS.

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