18-year-old student arrested for online threats of violence targeting "an Evansville High School"

EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - Evansville Police say an 18-year-old Central High School student has been arrested in connection with online threats made against “an Evansville high school”
Police says the threat was posted on Facebook overnight.
Officers received a tip about a post under the name of Kaleb Jenson.
The tipster said they were concerned with a comment that was posted on an Evansville Watch thread.
The thread originated on February 12th, but the comment was left at 9:50 on Thursday night.
Police say the post read- “since Florida lost some people, it’s time for somebody else to (sic) I’m shooting up one of the Evansville High Schools tomorrow.”
Investigators determined the IP address where the post originated from was a house on Springfield Drive in Vanderburgh County.
Police say, working with EVSC officials, officers were able to determine that 18-year-old Brandon Lee Jones, a Central High School student, lived at that address.
Officers say Jones was located at Central and taken to police headquarters.
Police say during an interview, Jones admitted to creating the fake Facebook account on February 14th. He told investigators he posted the comment with the intent of causing school to be canceled on Friday.
Police say due to multiple absences, Jones was concerned he would be referred to court if he missed anymore school days. Jones indicated there were no other factors that caused him to make the threatening statement. 
Police do not believe anyone else was involved in this case. Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact EPD. 
Jones was arrested for Felony Intimidation and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. 
The EVSC released the following statement regarding the arrest:
We applaud the Evansville Police Department for their diligent and swift work and cooperation with school officials to conduct an investigation resulting in an arrest. Early this morning we were notified by EPD that an unknown individual had made an ambiguous, nonspecific threat on social media against an unnamed Evansville high school. We immediately notified all local public and private high schools to make them aware of this threat. Precautionary measures were taken in all EVSC high schools. We take all threats seriously and will continue to work with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our schools.

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