Schools are reacting after the Louisville Metro Police Department notified them about an unspecified threat today, but so far only one school in Southern Indiana has responded.
Schools in Washington, Scott, Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Harrison, and Crawford counties have not been included in any threats and will remain open as usual.
Christian Academy and other Louisville schools are going to remain open but will be on watch.
According to LMPD, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, they received a vague, anonymous threat against unspecified educational institutions for Jan. 8.
LMPD said they shared this information with their federal partners to assist in the investigation, but at this point have not received any further credible information to support this threat.
The Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens sent a message to principals on Thursday that informs parents schools will operate as normal Friday, Jan. 8, but on a heightened security level due to a nonspecific threat.
Archdiocese of Louisville, U of L, Bellarmine University, Christian Academy, Jefferson Community and Technical College all responded that they would remain open on Friday but establish safety procedures.
Indiana University Southeast has a Green Light for safety on its website but also lists the statement, “We ask that all members of the IU Southeast community be vigilant both on and off campus. If you see anything out of the ordinary while on campus, please do not hesitate to contact our Campus Police at (812) 941-2400.”
Most schools today have safety protocols that parents and students should follow in the event of an emergency.