Mentor: Second bomb threat at schools also a hoax

4:33 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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MENTOR -- Students went back to classes Thursday following a bomb threat at Ridge Middle School.

At 11:15 a.m. today, the Mentor Police Department received a call from school administrators advising that a note had been found at Ridge Middle School indicating that a bomb would go off at that school.

The note had been found by a student in one of the boys' restrooms. Students were transferred by bus to nearby Brentmoor Elementary school for their safety.

Members of the police department, fire department, and school staff checked the building. An explosives detection K9 from the Geauga County Sheriff's Department responded and also went through the building.

Nothing suspicious was found and students were returned to the school at 1:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, a 12-year-old girl was arrested and charged with inducing panic in connection with making a threat at Memorial Middle School on Tuesday.

Administrators evacuated Memorial Middle School on Tuesday afternoon after the bomb threat was found written on the wall of a girls' restroom.

Students were taken to Garfield Elementary and eventually dismissed.

Police searched the building with dogs during the evacuation and found no evidence of explosives.

A police investigation into the Ridge Middle School incident continues.


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