Two juveniles in custody after alleged social media school threat

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 8:15 Monday night.

Posted: Apr 15, 2019 11:49 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 11:03 AM

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Two juveniles were taken into custody in connection to a school threat made on social media.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 8:15 Monday night.

Police received information about an alarming post on the Instagram app. Because of its content and language, police deemed it to be threatening in nature toward South Knox Middle/High School. Police say an investigation began immediately after.

At 9:45 p.m., deputies took two male juveniles into custody. They were taken to Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village in connection to the threat.

According to the sheriff's office, there is no longer a credible threat toward the school. However, additional deputies will be present on school grounds for safety measures until further notice. 

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