The Indianapolis Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat on Monday. The center posted the following message on Facebook. All staff are secure.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.
UPDATE: The JCC has released a statement:
Indianapolis, Ind. (February 27, 2017) – The JCC Indianapolis received a bomb threat this morning which turned out to be a hoax. No one was injured. Local law enforcement investigated and determined it was safe for the JCC to resume normal operations.
This morning’s event is one in a series of bomb threats received by JCCs across the country. All bomb threats have proven to be hoaxes, and all JCCs have quickly returned to regular operations.
JCC Indianapolis has security protocols in place to ensure the safety of our program participants and facility visitors. “The safety and security of our members and visitors is our top priority. We have practiced how to react quickly and appropriately to any emergency,” said Ira Jaffee, CEO.
He continued, “Our JCC is strongly rooted in the local community and plays a vital role as a fitness center, school and gathering place. Local JCCs serve not just the Jewish community, but the entire community. Participants from all different backgrounds come to their local JCCs for activities and opportunities to come together as a community. While we are relieved that all such threats have proven to be hoaxes and that not a single person was harmed, we are concerned about the anti-Semitism behind these threats, and the repetition of threats intended to interfere with day-to-day life.”