Orange High School to Reopen Wednesday with Tighter Security

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Orange High School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, with increased security, and certain restrictions.

District officials decided to cancel classes both Monday, and Tuesday, due to concerns about the safety of both students and staff.

Orange Schools Communications Coordinator Lou DeVincentis told FOX 8 News that the Orange HS Principal and Superintendent posted an open letter to faculty, students and parents on the district website, outlining multiple bomb threats, which have been emailed to school officials and several teachers, through their school accounts.

School leaders are working with both Pepper Pike Police, and the FBI to identify the person, or people behind the threats.

They say the responsible party will be punished to the full extent of the law, and will be required to bear the full cost of this investigation.

Until the situation is resolved, Orange High School is canceling all extracurricular activities, DeVincentis said.

When students return to school Wednesday, they will not be permitted to carry book bags, back packs, or any large bags into the building, or on any district buses.

Also, all students and staff, will be directed to enter the building, through a designated entrance.

DeVincentis says any school days canceled for bomb threats, are not covered by the district’s calamity days, and therefore both days missed must be made up, by extending the school year into the summer.

Stay with FOX 8 News for any new details on this developing story.

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