Police investigate anonymous bomb threat about Stark County High School

TOULON – Police investigated an anonymous email threat about a possible bomb at Stark County High School late Monday and early Tuesday, but found nothing, authorities said.

District Superintendent Nick Sutton contacted police about the email shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, and officers from four different police agencies checked that school and two others, Sheriff Steve Sloan said in a news release issued Tuesday.

The Toulon Police Department did a building sweep of both the junior and senior high sections of the facility Monday night and remained at the site to secure it throughout the night, Sloan said in the release. A drug-sniffing dog from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad also was brought in to help search.

Sutton informed parents of the situation Monday night through text messages and email, the release said.

In addition, Bradford and Wyoming officers also checked school buildings in those communities, Sloan said. Police and school staff continued to monitor all the schools as students arrived for class Tuesday morning, the sheriff said.

“Nothing was found in any of the school buildings,” Sloan said.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Gary L. Smith can be reached at (800) 516-0389 or glsmith@mtco.com. Follow him on Twitter @Glsmithx.

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