South Adams threats investigated, spread on social media

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The latest rumors of a school shooting threat to spread on social media cirrculated around South Adams High School over the weekend. 

In a statement shared with WANE 15 News Tuesday morning, South Adams Middle School principal Jeff Rich addressed the threat and the investigation into it.

“Student safety is taken seriously at South Adams Schools. Last week, a report was heard that a student made a threat against the school. Immediately, the alleged threat was investigated and the student handbook was followed. Over the weekend and now into this week, more reports were heard and the school has continued to investigate. Also, rumors have been going around on social media that have exaggerated the situation along with claims that the school is doing nothing. Let me assure you that the school is following procedures and has consulted with local law enforcement to protect all students and staff. South Adams takes these reports seriously and will continue to be vigilant.” 

WANE 15 News followed up with Rich who said the threat was an issue at the high school, not the middle school. The principal of the high school had no further comment, saying the statement was all Superintendent Scott Litwiller wanted to share. WANE 15 News was told Litwiller was out of town Tuesday morning.

The Geneva town marshal confirmed Tuesday the police department is working with the Indiana State Police in investigating the threat, but could not comment more because of the status of the investigation. 

The word of the threat followed an arrest of someone in Blackford County who school leaders said made a threat online over the weekend. 

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