Police: School Bomb Threat Made by Bank Robber

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(Courtesy: Lakewood Police Department Detective Bureau)

(Courtesy: Lakewood Police Department Detective Bureau)

(Courtesy: Lakewood Police Department Detective Bureau)

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Students at St. Edward High School in Lakewood were evacuated Monday after a peculiar bomb threat.

The Lakewood Police Department confirmed the threat was made during a bank robbery at KeyBank on Warren Road around 10:26 a.m.

A man passed a note to the teller demanding money and threatening to harm the school if the teller did not comply.

St. Ed’s was notified of the situation around 10:30 a.m.

Students were taken to St. Luke’s on Bunts Road while St. Ed’s, located on Detroit, was checked.

After the building was deemed safe, classes resumed around 1:15 p.m.

The man accused in the bank robbery and threat was described as a black male in his mid- to late-thirties, 5’9″, wearing a green and black jacket with a white stripe and a New York Yankees baseball hat.

Anyone with information may call Det. Pat Foye at (216) 529-6764 or the Lakewood Police Department Detective Bureau at (216) 529-6763.

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