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Posted on: November 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Student Arrested for Pointing a Handgun

For Immediate Release                                                                                               Contact: Lt. Matt Gard           

  November 26, 2019                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                        (765) 807-1223

Student Arrested for Pointing a Handgun

On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 12:33pm, the Lafayette Police Department responded to the Crossing Alternative High School at 1019 Wabash Ave, Lafayette, IN for a report of a fight and a student pointing a firearm.  The student left prior to officer’s arrival.  No shots were fired and no injuries occurred.    

It was determined that the student, Colby R. Blissitt (18), was in an altercation with another student outside of the school following the school day.  During this incident, Blissitt was brandishing a baseball bat however nobody was struck.  Blissitt got into his vehicle and as he was driving past the school, he pointed a handgun at a group of 5 students standing in front of the school.  The students aged 15 to 18 years of age, were not injured. 

The White County Sheriff’s department was contacted to attempt to locate Blissitt at his residence in White County.  Blissitt was located by the White County Sherriff’s department and taken into custody without incident.  Blissitt was booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail on the following charges.

Intimidation with a deadly weapon

Pointing a firearm

Carrying a handgun without a license.


At the time of this press release no book in photo was available.

Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention

The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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