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COVID-19 outbreak prompts suspension of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy activities

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Officials have suspended training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy due to a "significant" outbreak of COVID-19.

The announcement follows the return of positive test results for 10 students. Another nine students are being retested after their initial tests were inconclusive.

Additionally, 50 students have been isolated because they are symptomatic or are on quarantine because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

"The majority of the 117 students are unvaccinated," officials said.

They added that it was not clear when training at the academy, in Plainfield, could resume.

"This decision to suspend training was not made lightly, but the safety and security of our students and staff is paramount to our mission here at ILEA," Executive Director Timothy M. Horty said. "We will remain in close communication with ISDH to devise a plan for reopening."

The ILEA is a primary training site for law enforcement professionals from across Indiana.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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