April 19, 2014

Medina
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Bomb threat found in school bathroom

MEDINA — A bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall at the Medina County Career Center early Tuesday, but a search of the building found nothing.

Superintendent Michael Larson said the school was not locked down or evacuated because a staff member found the message about 7:30 a.m., before classes started.

Larson said the message read: “I will bomb this bitch.”

“We felt it was a low-level threat, but nonetheless we followed our safety plan,” he said.

A search of classrooms and other areas turned up nothing, Larson said. A sheriff’s deputy reviewed surveillance camera footage but no suspect was identified.

Larson informed parents of the incident in a phone message Tuesday morning, saying they could pick up their children if they wished.

He said about a dozen students did return home.

The threat was similar to those reported recently at Strongsville High School.

The school was closed Sept. 30 after graffiti containing the word “bomb” was found on the building. Later that week, two more threatening messages were found in a girls bathroom.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.