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Bishop Noll Institute

Bishop Noll Institute officials received information about a threat a juvenile made to do harm at the high school via social media, according to a news release.

HAMMOND — Bishop Noll Institute officials received information about a threat a juvenile made at the high school via social media.

The threat was made Tuesday night on Snapchat, a social media platform, a news release from Bishop Noll's Principal Lorenza Pastrick said.

Police have identified a juvenile suspect, and officials said the juvenile is someone not permitted anywhere on school grounds.

School officials immediately contacted the Hammond Police Department, and an investigation into the threat was launched, the news release said.

Hammond police are providing extra security on school grounds, and Pastrick said the school is safe for operations.

Police and school officials will remain in close communication during the investigation, the announcement stated.

“We want you to rest assured that the safety of our students is the utmost priority,” Pastrick said. “Threats in any context are taken very seriously and will never be ignored. We will communicate additional information as we receive it.”

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