Police investigating bomb threat after picture found in bathroom at Chagrin Falls High School

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- Chagrin Falls police are investigating a bomb threat after a picture was found on a bathroom stall in the high school cafeteria. It had today's date on it.

School had already been dismissed when the threat was discovered. The students who were still at the school for extracurricular activities were asked to leave campus so the building could be swept to ensure there was no threat.

The building has already been checked once and nothing has been found; it's being checked a second time to be sure.

School officials said classes will be in session Friday.

Before the press conference, Chagrin Falls posted on its Facebook page a message from Superintendent Robert W. Hunt to the Chagrin Falls community:

"Chagrin Falls Community:
This afternoon, it was brought to the attention of the Chagrin Falls High School administration that a picture of a bomb with today’s date was found on a bathroom wall. Chagrin Falls High School administrators notified the Chagrin Falls Police Department who advised that the building be evacuated.

At this point, all students have been evacuated safely. When the police were on the scene investigating this threat, they received a 911 call from someone who misperceived the scene and said there was an active shooter on campus. This was not the case.

Out of caution, police currently are continuing to search the building.

All of the events on the Chagrin Falls 7-12 campus for this evening are cancelled.

We will continue to update as information becomes available.

Chagrin Falls Schools is appreciative of the support of not only the Chagrin Falls police, but also all surrounding law enforcement agencies that are currently supporting our schools."

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