Judith Giacoma Elementary School

Parents have been coming and going this early afternoon at Judith Giacoma Elementary after an unspecified threat at the school.

An unidentified person is in police custody after making what Superintendent Seth Miller described as an “inappropriate comment” to a school administrator Tuesday at Westville’s Judith Giacoma Elementary.

Around 12:15 p.m., parents were notified by district officials of a threat against the school. While some pulled their children out of school, many students remained and classes are ongoing.

Superintendent Seth Miller planned to follow up with parents to say that the school was safe.

In an interview with News-Gazette Media, Miller said: “An individual came to the school and in the process of conducting business made an inappropriate comment in conversation with administration. The person left the building without incident but administration contacted local law enforcement to make them aware. 

“Law enforcement did a fantastic job in handling the situation in a way that endured the kids were in no way” at risk. “They ensured the building was secure and then they made contact with the individual and they’re currently continuing the investigation.”