FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Fishers police on Sunday investigated a social media threat to Fishers Junior High School which was deemed not to have any validity, according to an email the school district sent to parents.
The threat was made via the social media platform Snapchat, according to the email from Hamilton Southeastern schools, and was investigated using patrol officers, detectives and school resource officers. The email said the juvenile who posted the threat was “identified, located and interviewed,” and he and his parents cooperated with the investigation.
Fishers police determined there did not appear to be any validity to the threat in the post, the email said.
Police through the message also said the threat was an example of “See Something, Say Something.”
Full email from Hamilton Southeastern Schools to parents and staff:
Dear HSE Families and Staff:
We want to share an important message with you from Fishers Police:
Earlier on Sunday, the Fishers Police Department was made aware of a threat via Snapchat directed at Fishers Junior High School. An investigation was immediately initiated utilizing patrol officers, detectives and school resource officers. The juvenile responsible for the posting of the threat was quickly identified, located and interviewed. The juvenile and his parents both cooperated with the investigation. According to information gathered by officers, there does not appear to be any validity to the threat.
The Fishers Police Department and Hamilton Southeastern Schools work very closely to ensure the safety of all students and staff. FPD will continue to aggressively investigate any and all threats to our schools. We very much appreciate the individual that first brought this concern to our attention. This incident was a perfect example of ‘See Something, Say Something’ and the effectiveness of immediate notification.