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Region student banned from school after being nabbed with list of those he may harm, official says

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Lake Station Community Schools

Thomas A. Edison Junior-Senior High School in Lake Station is shown.

LAKE STATION — A student at Thomas A. Edison Junior Senior High School is banned from school grounds and faces the potential of criminal charges after he was found with a list of fellow students he may harm, Principal Christine Pepa said.

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"There was no plan in place or mention of any weapons," she said in a statement sought by The Times.

The potential threat came to the attention of school officials last week and was pursued immediately in conjunction with School Resource Officer Capt. David Johnson of the Lake Station Police Department, Pepa said.

"At no time was anyone in danger at Edison," she said.

Administrators reached out to the parents of the specific students with a prepared message and answered questions.

Johnson said charges have been submitted to the juvenile detention center.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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