PERRY, Ohio– The all clear was given Wednesday afternoon and nothing suspicious was found after all schools in the Perry Local School District in Lake County were evacuated and closed.
A bomb threat — which officials believe to be a hoax — was discovered at the high school Wednesday morning.
According to a notice from Supt. Jack Thompson, the threat was discovered on a bathroom stall. It said “bomb 12:15.”
“Although we believe this to be a hoax, we will be evacuating the campus to allow the authorities to conduct a thorough search of the campus,” he said in the notice.
Students were transported home by bus, and if no one was at the home of students from kindergarten through 5th grade, they were taken to St. Cyprian, 4223 Middle Ridge Road. Parents can pick their students up there.
“Police are confident this is a hoax, however, as a precautionary measure, we are immediately evacuating and closing the campus,” the notice says.
There will be an increased police presence at the school on Thursday. An investigation continues into who did it.
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