Threat to Fall Creek Elementary deemed “not credible”

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Barely more than a month after 17 lives were lost during a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Fishers’ Fall Creek Elementary received its own threat late afternoon March 19.

A concerned school parent provided a letter to Current from Fall Creek Elementary administration detailing the incident. The letter reads:

“Dear Parents,

An anonymous note was found in our building’s mailbox late this afternoon that made a threat of causing harm to the school today. We notified the Fishers Police Department who began their investigation immediately. The investigation on who made the threat is ongoing. We believe there is no immediate threat. We are grateful for the quick response of FPD and the partnership we have with our police officers that work to keep our students and staff safe every day.”

Emily Pace Abbotts, director of school and community relations, said the threat was not credible.

The threat to Fall Creek Elementary is not the first in Hamilton County since the Florida shooting. It comes on the heels of a student bringing a knife to Westfield Middle School and gun violence threats at Carmel High School last month.

This story will be updated.

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