False Alarm in North Lawrence School Threat

False Alarm in North Lawrence School Threat


Bedford Police determined a possible threat to North Lawrence Middle School was involving another school in another state.

A text alert was sent out early this morning to families of middle school students in the North Lawrence Community Schools system regarding a social media posting Wednesday night.

The alert this morning said: 

“Law enforcement personnel indicated that someone may have copied a post from another state, and once the post was activated, information may have become misconstrued. … We, along with our friends associated with the Lawrence County Police Department, the Bedford Police Department and the Indiana State Police, want to reassure you that we are working together to ensure the safety our young people.”





NLCS Superintendent Gary Conner said the Bedford Police Department notified him of the social media activity at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Bedford Police determined the post pertained to a situation in another state, but generated confusion locally.

A similar situation happened last night to Salem High School. The threat came from a school in Oregon.