Police and school officials were investigating after a threat of a school shooting was reported by students at a Center Grove school.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies were called to a Center Grove area home, where a student had told her parents she had heard about a conversation on the school bus where a student talked about a school shooting, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The girl told police the conversation involved a seventh-grader who was being bullied and planned to bring a gun to school today.

Another student told deputies he had heard that two gangs at the school were having a fight. He had also heard that one gang had written on the wall of the school about a shooting happening Wednesday. The group of students were tired of being bullied and were going to stick up for themselves by bringing guns to school, the student told deputies.

That student’s parents had reported the issue to school officials on Tuesday afternoon, the report said.

Sheriff’s deputies contacted Center Grove Police, who were aware of the situation, the report said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.