Suspicious object that prompted evacuation at South Vienna school found to be safe

South Vienna Elementary/Middle School in the Northeastern Local School District.
South Vienna Elementary/Middle School in the Northeastern Local School District.

Students and staff at South Vienna Elementary School in the Northeastern Local School District returned to the school after it was evacuated Thursday morning, according to the district’s communications coordinator Megan Anthony.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Dayton Bomb Squad conducted an investigation after a suspicious object was reported around 10:09 a.m. on Thursday at the school, 140 W. Main St., Anthony said.

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Staff members notified law enforcement and moved students and staff to Northeastern High School, where parents were asked to pick up their children.

“The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Dayton Bomb Squad conducted a thorough investigation and determined that the object was safe and did not pose a security risk,” Anthony said. “The officers cleared the entire building and determined it would be safe for students and staff to return.”

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There was no risk or injuries to students or staff.

Anthony said law enforcement “complimented the students and staff” on their quick response to ensure everyone was safe.

“We’d like to thank the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Dayton Bomb Squad for their hard work to keep our students and staff safe and our South Vienna families for their support as our team kept all of our students and staff safe,” said Superintendent John Kronour.

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