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Jackson Creek Middle School receives bomb threat Tuesday, ruled not credible

Crime Filler

Jackson Creek Middle School received an anonymous bomb threat Tuesday afternoon, according to Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo.

BPD arrived at the scene just before 3 p.m. and parents were notified of the incident by an email from the school sent at 3:57 p.m., an hour after school was dismissed.

Indiana Public Media reports that in the email to parents, the school stated it immediately began safety protocols and moved all students to safe locations after receiving the bomb threat.

School officials and resource officers worked with Indiana State Police, BPD and Indiana University Police Department to investigate the threat, according to the email.

[Related: Several Indiana schools receive bomb threats, no threats in MCCSC]

Pedigo confirmed the threat occurred but declined to comment further on the incident.

MCCSC has not released any additional information.

Last April, almost 40 schools across Indiana received false bomb threats. However, no MCCSC schools received threats. Most of the schools that received bomb threats were in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Each of the schools either closed or switched to eLearning for the day.

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