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Threat at WHS originated outside of Indiana; similar threats made in other states

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Authorities have learned a Monday threat that forced students and staff at Westfield High School to shelter in place originated outside of Indiana.

Similar threats were also made to government entities in other states before and after the WHS incident, a school spokesperson said Friday.

Joshua Andrews, director of communications for Westfield Washington Schools, said no credible threat to the school appeared to have existed.

A preliminary investigation shows similar calls were made from the same telephone number to conduct other threats in other areas.

Previous reporting:

1 p.m. update: Westfield Washington Schools has sent this to media, families and staff: “The Westfield Police Department has given WHS the all-clear to resume normal activities. Students and staff have resumed their normal schedule. The safety and security of our students and staff is always our top priority so we want to reiterate that all students, staff and building personnel are safe.

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Students and staff at Westfield High School sheltered in place following a threat to the school on Monday morning.

Westfield Washington Schools posted on Facebook about the incident.

The district said staff and students were asked to shelter in place around 11 a.m. and police secured the building.

No one has been injured.

No other information has been released.

News 8 has a crew on the way to the scene.