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Police investigating email threats made to Middlebury, Fairfield and dozens of other Indiana schools

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As many as 35 Indiana school districts are investigating after allegedly receiving a bomb threat via email.

Middlebury and Fairfield Schools are among those who received the threat. Both have decided to close their buildings on Friday, April 14, and switch to virtual learning instead.

According to Fox 59, the quote read:

“One of your schools has a bomb inside. It is well built, solid and discreetly (sic) located. Considering that today is your last day, I think it is appropriate for you to pray to God. Allah is the greatest.”

Indiana State Police said Friday morning that at this time no suspicious or explosive devices have been found in any of the schools. The investigation into the origin of this threat is ongoing.

Out of an abundance of caution, troopers throughout the state have been in communication with their local schools to offer assistance and resources. School corporations are working with their local law enforcement to make the best decision about their operations.

Here is a statement released by Middlebury Schools:

At 10:50 pm Thursday evening, approximately 35 school districts around the state of Indiana, including Middlebury Community Schools, received a bomb threat via email.
Throughout the night, MCS administrators and police swept all seven schools and found nothing suspicious. However, out of an abundance of caution MCS will have an E-Learning day on Friday, April 14.
This will allow for continued communication with police and Homeland Security, and a second sweep of all facilities. Our seven schools are currently closed to everyone until cleared by law enforcement.
As always, we must prioritize the safety of our students and staff. We will provide additional information as we can.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley April 14, 2023 at 4:21 pm

My first thought is that this is nothing but a false flag to distract from the big CRT story. They will now try to convince everyone that a conservative did this out of anger over those poor school administrators who were unjustly accused…

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