Updated: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012, 7:09 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012, 4:38 PM EST
VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Just days after the second deadliest civilian shooting, schools across the nation increase security measures to keep your children safe.
Unfortunately, tragic events like this lead to a rise in pranks and hoaxes.
South Vermillion Community Schools received information late Monday night regarding a potential threat to school safety.
This was specifically regarding South Vermillion High School.
At that time, all school administration and staff were informed of the possible threat.
Superintendent Dave Chapman began putting security measures in place immediately.
Chapman said they stayed in constant contact throughout the night with the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department.
County authorities interviewed the persons involved and reviewed surveillance videos.
After an extensive investigation, officials found the threat was not real.
All parents were then contacted and notified of the situation.
Sheriff Bob Spence said they already do a community-type policing to keep a safe atmosphere for the children in the schools.
"The heightened security is making our schools a priority. we normally do a lot of patrolling and investigations on a day-to-day basis. we are highly concentrating now on the schools and making sure that our patrols and units are being seen," said Sheriff Spence.
"We take every threat, every bit of information with the utmost seriousness, whether it's by a student, by a parent, anybody out there. if it's brought to our attention, we investigate it, call the authorities if need be and pursue it," said Dave Chapman, superintendent of South Vermillion Community Schools.
Superintendent Chapman is confident their proactive approach keeps their students and staff safe and secure.
The sheriff's department will continue to conduct their School Walk-through Program, making sure the students are aware they are keeping a sharp eye.
South Vermilllion Schools will remain at a high level security through the remainder of this week and into the new year.
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