Salem among multiple schools in Indiana closed due to bomb threats

Salem among multiple schools in Indiana closed due to bomb threats

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According to a message received by WSLM earlier this morning, last night Salem School Corporation received an email about a possible bomb threat.

Multiple school districts around Central and Southern Indiana are reporting threats this morning and have closed school for the day or told students to remain home for remote learning.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office in Jefferson County, Indiana, another bomb threat against the Madison Consolidated School System was reported early Friday morning.

The message from the Salem Schools read:

“Late last night, we received an email containing a bomb threat east and west [Washington Schools] did not receive a threat… Our local and state police were notified. Our buildings and grounds have been searched. We also believe the threat is not credible however, out of an abundance of caution, Salem Community Schools will not be in session today, April 14.”

Also this morning, the Indiana State Police was made aware of an email message sent to several dozen Indiana schools threatening the use of explosive devices that had allegedly been planted on various school campuses.

“We immediately allocated all intelligence resources to investigate the validity of the threat, to include communication with the Department of Education, our local, county, and federal law enforcement partners,” the ISP release stated. “At this time no suspicious or explosive devices have been found in any of our schools. The investigation into the origin of this threat is ongoing.”

Out of an abundance of caution, troopers throughout the state have been in communication with their local schools to offer assistance and resources.

School corporations are working with their local law enforcement to make the best decision about their operations today.

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said, “The safety of our children will always be a top priority, the Indiana State Police will continue to offer any and all resources we have to schools to ensure safety for our students.”