Jimtown High School threat deemed not credible, linked to social media hoax

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Baugo Community School officials were notified of a possible threat directed towards Jimtown High School at 6:15 pm on Thursday. However, the threat was linked to a nationwide social media hoax.

Once officials were notified about the possible threat, they contacted the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies began investigating immediately.

Deputies determined the threat was made towards schools throughout the country with the initials “JHS.” School officials and deputies stated that the threat was not made specifically towards Jimtown High School.

Baugo Community schools seek to ensure and prioritize the safety of students. School administrators want to thank all who notified the school of the threat.

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