Salem police are investigating threats made against students at Salem School Corporation earlier this evening.

At approximately 7:45p, Salem Police Resource Officer Carey Cook was notified of a threat made against the Salem Middle School.

Cook passed the information to the school and Salem Police Department Assistant Chief Tim Miller.


According to police, the threat was made from fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

Officers are currently investigating the matter.

The school sent an automated messaged to parents of all students to make them aware of the situation (See additional related story at

The Salem Police Department has received additional assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police to heighten the security of the schools on Wednesday.

According to Assistant Chief Miller, similar threats were made to schools in and around Jeffersonville, IN.

“We are currently attempting to make contact with Jeffersonville Police Department to compare threats,” said Miller.