Officers respond to social media threat at Salmen High School in Slidell Tuesday morning

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Slidell police officers were at Salmen High School in Slidell Tuesday (Sept. 9) morning, after a threat to the school was posted on a social media site, the school district said.

Class has not been disrupted and officials do not believe the threat is serious, district spokeswoman Meredith Mendez said. “But we contacted law enforcement out of an abundance of caution and are working closely with them,” she said.

The Slidell Police Department released this statement Tuesday morning on the department’s Facebook page:

“Early this morning, Slidell Police were made aware of threats made through social media, particularly targeting Salmen High School. The threats indicated that there would be a shooting at the school; however, investigators are still attempting to determine the validity of the threats. As with any potential violent situation involving a school, Slidell Police and school officials are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the students and faculty.

At this time, the matter is under investigation. Slidell Police have several officers and detectives on the scene. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.”

“AT THIS TIME, we do not feel that anyone is in danger, but all necessary precautions are being taken,” the statement added.

Mendez said parents of students would be notified Tuesday morning with a “robocall” from the school district.