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Carbondale Community High School as seen Saturday, July 25, 2015.

CARBONDALE — A threat to a Carbondale Community High School on Wednesday morning has been deemed not credible by its superintendent.

Superintendent Steve Murphy posted on Twitter that the threat was rumored on social media and was squashed after an investigation.

He said the rumor mill on social media continued and the administration worked to spread to the news to all parents and worried individuals.

Also, in Salem, Superintendent of Salem Community High School Brad Detering sent out a message about a possible threat of violence. He said after working Salem Police Department, there wasn’t information to substantiate the threat.

“We always take these threats seriously and especially in light of recent events, we certainly understand the apprehension,” he said in the statement. “As a parent of an SCHS student myself, I would want to know this information.”

— Dustin Duncan



Dustin Duncan is a reporter for The Southern Illinoisan covering Carbondale.

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