NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Noblesville police are asking parents to not share online threats, and instead, monitor their children’s social media use.
This request comes after two threats targeting schools were shared online. Police determined those threats to not be credible.
Parents at Noblesville East Middle School received a letter from the school saying the threats were investigated by the Noblesville Police Department.
They’re telling parents if they see something concerning on social media, do not share it. Instead, report it to police.
They want to crack down on rumors and speculation so threats like these don’t get out of hand.
"When items are reposted, they can fuel rumor and speculation that can impede our efforts to investigate and resolve concerns in a timely manner,” said Marnie Cook, director of communications for Noblesville Schools.
The school says students responsible for threats will receive serious consequences.
Despite the fact that the threats were deemed not credible, Noblesville police say they’ll have an extra police presence when students return to class today.