Social media threat against Salem High unsubstantiated, police say

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach police said Monday a threat made against Salem High School has been found to be unsubstantiated.

The school system sent out an alert about the social media threat Sunday:

Good evening, parents. This is Matt Delaney, principal of Salem High School. Today, school administration was made aware of a reported threat against our school on social media. We immediately worked with police and the student responsible was quickly identified. I want to assure you that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

Parents, I ask you to use this as an opportunity to talk with your children about appropriate social media use. Students who make a threat – even as a joke- face disciplinary action at school and potential criminal charges. Please take a moment this evening to remind your children that we all have a role keeping our school safe. If they hear something, they should say something to a teacher, administrator or other adult. Thank you for your continued support of Salem High School.”

No charges will be filed, according to police.