The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office warns that making a threat against a school is a very serious offense.
Tuesday morning’s bomb threat at Maysville High School is currently under investigation. Around 8:15 a.m. the sheriff’s office was notified about the threat and using K9’s swept the school. Nothing was found. Maysville’s Superintendent said a note was written on a bathroom stall.
"When that was written we still don’t know for sure," explained Superintendent Monte Bainter. "That’s when it came in to administration."
Muskingum County Sheriff officials said making a threat can be a felony and they along with school officials will try to determine who wrote the note and when.
"The school I believe has camera and there are ways of checking the cameras, and there is some things going on currently with the school staff and seeing if we can’t find out who did it," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "If we find out who’s doing this they will be charged and we’re trying to prevent it from happening again."
During the lockdown middle school students were taken to the Maysville Athletic Complex and the high school students to the elementary school. Parents were notified about the incident through a reverse call out. Bainter said the school hasn’t had a bomb threat in his seven year tenure.