FORT BRANCH -- South Gibson School Corp. Superintendent Stacey Humbaugh confirmed that an investigation into a social media post that prompted a precautionary cancellation of all classes at schools in the district Friday showed there was no active threat.
Humbaugh said Gibson Southern High School Principal Scott Reid contacted her late Thursday night after receiving numerous calls and texts about a possible threat to the high school via social media.
Humbaugh made the decision to notify all faculty, staff, parents and students around 10:15 p.m. Thursday that school would be canceled Friday due to a possible threat.
"We worked with law enforcement, all through the evening," Humbaugh said.
Humbaugh said after the investigation with Gibson County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police, they determined that a Gibson Southern High School student reposted a shooting threat about a neighboring district.
Humbaugh said the repost was taken out of context and that the GSHS student actually reposted it asking for prayer for the original poster -- but others thought it was a threat to GSHS.
"We reported a possible threat to the high school, but it didn't appear to be true," Humbaugh said.
Humbaugh didn't confirm or deny if the other school district was North Posey, where a student was arrested two days prior.
Humbaugh said the school district's daily protocol is to have a resource officer at every school.
Classes will resume for all schools Monday. The school cancellation Friday also postponed the Lady Titans vs. Lady Trojans basketball game, field trips and Veterans Day programs
Fort Branch Community School's Veterans Day program is escheduled to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the school.
"We thank parents for their patience, while we investigated and try to find out fact or fiction," Humbaugh said.