Chief Bliemeister Gives Update on Lincoln Northeast High Threats; Student Responsible Arrested

Chief Bliemeister Gives Update on Lincoln Northeast High Threats; Student Responsible Arrested

 

A 16-year old student of Lincoln North East high School was arrested Thursday night for making terroristic threats against another student. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister told reporters Friday a police investigation into the threats began after police received reports of threats from Northeast High staff Thursday.

“As the investigation evolved …we were able to identify the 16-year-old male responsible for making the threats,” Chief Bleimeister said. ” He’s been taken into custody for making terroristic threats, and we have no information to suggest an ongoing threat to the safety of Northeast High School, or any other schools in Lincoln.”

Chief Bliemeister says the threat initially came from an overheard conversation between students at the school. He says the threat involved the use of a firearm against another student, not the entire school as was rumored Thursday. 

Bliemeister adds students and staff deserve a lot of praise for taking the threat seriously and reporting it to police.

The arrested 16-year-old student was lodged at the Youth Services Center.