Student arrested after detailing how he would get gun into school for shooting

Student arrested after detailing how he would get gun into school for shooting
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 11:03 AM EST
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ST. LEON, Ind. (WXIX) - A high school student is facing felony charges after he made a comment on how he would pull off a school shooting.

Hayden Moore, 18, of West Harrison, was arrested on three counts of intimidation, one for each student he allegedly intimidated, according to Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.

Moore, a senior at East Central High School, allegedly said if he was going to “shoot up the school,” he would hide his grandfather’s gun inside of his binder and bring it to school,” Deddens explained.

The senior also made mention of who he would kill first, the prosecutor added.

“We determined quickly that there was never a safety issue with this in terms of it being a credible threat to the safety of our students and staff, but they need to feel safe as well, and obviously a kid making a statement like that, kids do not feel safe,” said Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation Superintendent Andrew Jackson. “That’s why we’re very strict with consequences in a situation like this.”

The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office did investigate and Deddens said no gun was ever brought to the school, nor was one found at his home.

If convicted, Moore faces six months to two and a half years in jail for each felony charge, according to the sheriff’s office.

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