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School deals with threats on bathroom wall


Another area school is dealing with threats made inside a building.

An investigation is underway this morning at South Vienna Middle School in the Northeastern Local Schools district. Officials said parents have been informed via an automated phone system that threats were written on a bathroom wall both on Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.

Superintendent Lou Kramer would not say in which restroom the threats were found, but said there is an open investigation. The district has had similar situations earlier this year and it is not clear if they are related.

Other schools have dealt with similar threats throughout 2013. Some of those include:

Nov. 21: Anna School District, Shelby County. High school and elementary schools were evacuated after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom stall door.

Nov. 7: Greeneview Local Schools, Greene County. A message containing a bomb threat found in a Greeneview High School bathroom led to students and staff being evacuated.

Oct. 11: Ansonia Local Schools, Darke County. Students and educators were evacuated from the building at 600 E. Canal St. after a teenage student found a threatening note hanging in stall. The bomb threat was the second the district has received in the last couple of years, officials said.

Oct. 25: Northeastern Local Schools, Clark County. Threat found on wall of bathroom stall at Northeastern High School.

Sept. 26: Botkins School, Shelby County. An eighth-grader was arrested after allegedly writing a bomb threat on the wall at the school.

Sept. 24: Anna School District, Shelby County. A sixth-grade student was charged for a bomb threat found in a locker. Two threats were made at the school around that time.

Sept. 20: Beavercreek Local Schools, Greene County. Jacob Coy Middle School and Trebein Elementary on Dayton Xenia Road evacuated when a suspicious note was found. School officials dismissed students at 12:30 p.m. and did not comment on the specifics of the threat.

May 23: Xenia Community Schools, Greene County. A threat specific to Xenia High School was written on the back of a stall door in a girls' bathroom.

Feb. 20: Troy City Schools, Miami County. A teen was charged and sentence after a threat was written on a restroom wall at Troy Junior High School. The message, which read, "everyone going to die on 2-27-13," came a day after a similar threat was found in a Troy High School restroom.

Feb. 13-15: Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, Miami County. Written threats were received three consecutive days at Tippecanoe Middle School and Tippecanoe High School. A high school student and a junior high student were arrested.


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