ECHS Student Charged with Intimidation for Allegedly Making Threats

The student was removed from school and booked into county jail on Wednesday.

Google image.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – An East Central High School senior has been arrested and charged for allegedly making a threat of violence.

Hayden Moore, 18, of West Harrison, was booked into Dearborn County Jail on Wednesday.

He is charged with three counts of Intimidation (Level 6 Felony).

The charges stem from Moore allegedly commenting “if he were to shoot up the school, he’d hide his grandfather’s gun inside his binder and bring it to school.”

According to a news release from Prosecutor Lynn Deddens, Moore also allegedly made remarks about who would be killed first.

Deddens added that no gun was brought to the school or located at Moore’s residence.

“In today’s society, these types of comments cannot be made or tolerated. Schools need to be safe places and free from violence or threats of violence,” said Deddens.

East Central took action in removing Moore from school, and the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office conducted the criminal investigation.

Moore is set to make his initial appearance in court on Thursday.

More from Local News


Students Explore Vocational Trades at Career Pathways Camps at SCC

Students were exposed to trades such as welding, automotive technician, cosmetology, and veterinary technician.

Cincinnati Man Indicted on Charges Stemming from Fatal Accident on I-75 in NKY

A recorded jail call helped investigators make the arrest.

Cincinnati Burger Week Returns for 10th Anniversary

Enjoy $7 burgers at participating locations over a 10-day span of July.

East Central to Host 20+ Teams at Trojan Shootout

It has been a great summer for EC's girls teams: Varsity team going (7-3), JV (7-2), incoming 8th graders (5-1 in a JV league).

Goldsberry Hired as South Ripley Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach

The Lady Raiders have won seven championships in the past five years.

First of Six SIRC Races Takes in Rushville

The Southeastern Indiana Racing Circuit returns June 29.

On Air

Alison Wiegand playing
Brad Paisley - Old Rugged Cross

Larry Fleet This Too Shall Pass 8:32
Emerson Drive Moments 8:28
Ricky Van Shelton Keep It Between the Lines 8:25
Tim McGraw One of These Days 8:20