Anonymous tip to school district leads to arrest of Kokomo teen

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KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A Kokomo teen was arrested Wednesday evening after officials with the Kokomo School Corp. received an anonymous tip.

According to the Kokomo Police Department, the school contacted the police after receiving the information. An investigation by police led them to a residence on the north side of Kokomo where the 16-year-old was located.

The teen was then taken into custody and has been transported to the Kinsey Youth Center.

The 16-year-old faces preliminary charges of carrying a handgun without a license and harassment by using a computer network or other form of electronic communication.

There were no injuries in relation to the case.

Officers said this incident is thought to be isolated and that no active threat currently exists at any Kokomo School Corp. building.