Richland County: Police have suspect in Madison Local School District bomb threat

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MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Five buildings in the Madison Local School District in Mansfield were evacuated Wednesday after a 911 call making a district-wide bomb threat.

Authorities say a 911 call was placed at about 8:17 a.m. saying there was a general threat in Madison Township. About nine minutes later, another call was placed saying there were bombs located in several schools.

Deputies Wednesday afternoon were sweeping the school buildings for anything suspicious.

According to a notice on the Madison Local School District website, after the threats were made students boarded buses and were either released to go home or taken to the Richland County Fairgrounds to be picked up by their parents.

Authorities say that a bomb threat was made at the high school just last week, and one person was arrested.

There is a suspect in Wednesday's bomb threat.

Madison Schools superintendent Lee Kaple said all district buildings have been swept by deputies and no bomb was found.

School will resume tomorrow. After school activities remain canceled tonight.

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