Carmel police investigating two social media threats

Carmel investigates threats
Carmel investigating threats

CARMEL, IN (WTHR) - Carmel Police are investigating two safety threats made on social media Friday night against Carmel High School.

If anyone has information on the social media threats, made on Snapchat, please contact the Carmel Police Department at (317) 571-2580 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477 (TIPS).

Post to NextDoor app by Carmel Police on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Carmel High School Prinicipal Dr. Tom Harmas released a statement Saturday:

Good afternoon,

In an effort to continue to update our staff, parents and community on the topic of school safety, we want to inform you that the Carmel Police Department is investigating two safety threats referencing gun violence that are being distributed through the social media app, Snapchat. The Carmel Police Department and the CCS administration are being extremely diligent in evaluating each reported threat and determining the source. We sincerely thank our students, staff, parents and community members who have been quick to report these Snapchats. If you or your children have any information to share with law enforcement regarding these safety threats, please call the Carmel Police Department dispatch 317-571-2580. Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our school community and with your assistance, we are confident the source of these threats will be found.

Thank you,

Dr. Tom Harmas
Carmel High School

Carmel Police investigated a rumored threat earlier this week, and Harmas released a statement at that time affirming that there had been no threat.

Some Carmel students and families have been on edge after a student displayed a knife in a restroom and started a petition to call off classes Friday.

Check back for updates on the investigation.