Salem Police and School District Response to Snapchat threats involving local schools

Posted on November 14, 2022

Salem, Ore. — At 3:32 PM several citizens reported they were receiving messages on Snapchat alleging threats to Parrish Middle School will take place on Monday. The Salem Police Department responded and started investigating the various calls coming in.

At approximately 7:20 PM, a new message was reported to the Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) however, the school named was changed to Houck Middle School.

The Police Department and SKPS have been working together to ensure parents are properly notified and a safety plan is put in place.

As of this time the threats do not appear to be credible, however, in an abundance of caution SKPS will have additional security on campuses and the Salem Police Department will be spending extra time around local schools throughout the day.

Anyone with information should contact the Salem Police non-emergency line at 503-588-6123.

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