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Threat against Salem, Indiana Middle School prompts heightened security

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SALEM, Ind. (WDRB) -- Salem, Indiana schools will have heightened security Wednesday following a threat.

Salem police say the threat was made against Salem Middle School via fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts. A Salem Police School Resource Officer was notified of the threat just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The resource officer passed the information along to the school, and contacted the Salem Police Department.

The school posted the update on the district Facebook page and sent an automated message to all parents and students to make them aware of the situation. 

Salem Community Schools superintendent Dr. Lynn Reed tells WDRB that "There will be additional staff posted at all entrances and the entire campus will have additional police presence.  We recently installed enhanced safety glass in our entrances doors as well as redesigned our entrances to make them more secure."

The Salem Police Department will work with the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police to heighten security at schools.

Police say they're aware of the threats made against schools in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Officials say they are working to make contact with Jeffersonville P.D. to compare the threats.

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