WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Investigating law enforcement officers found that a threat made to Washington Schools was not credible and possibly came from across the country. Even so, police were visible at all school locations as a precaution Thursday.

According to Washington Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Frank, school officials were alerted Wednesday evening to a threat posted to Snapchat and other social media sites warning of a threat to school safety. The Washington Police Department was immediately contacted and administrators were notified. Thursday the school had a visible police presence as a precaution.

Frank said police believe that the original post may have started across the country and made no specific reference to Washington High School or any WCS School.

“The screenshot is so vague that no school or location is identified,” Frank said.

We recognize the concern and fear that this type of threat creates in our school community. Thank you to the individuals who reported the threat. The safety of our students and employees is our top priority. I appreciate your continued support of a safe school environment, and we look forward to welcoming our students and employees at school Friday morning.

Superintendent Kevin Frank

The Washington Police Department also made a post on Facebook saying they are aware of the possible threat and are investigating along with help from the Knox County High Tech Crime Unit.

Read the full letter sent by the superintendent below;