Stories tagged with: Bomb threat

February 18, 2014 - 4:24pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Perry County Sheriff William Barker says the Courthouse was closed for a short time Tuesday after a bomb threat.  The Sheriff says at around 12:30 p.m. deputies received information from the New Lexington Police Department about a bomb threat at the Court House.  Sheriff Barker says the facility was evacuated and secured. Then the Muskingum County K-9 Unit was brought in for a sweep and no devices were found.  The Courthouse was then reopened for business.  The...

November 22, 2013 - 3:46pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

The Maysville Local School District had to deal with another bomb threat Friday.  School Resource officer Ric Roush says around 12:50 p.m. a low level handwritten bomb threat was discovered in the 2nd floor boys restroom of the middle school.  Roush says it is the same location of the past three bomb threats at the school.  The entire 6-thru-12 school building was searched by administrators, staff, teachers and the resource officer and nothing was found. School busses were...

November 21, 2013 - 10:19pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

After receiving a bomb threat at their university on Thursday Muskingum students spoke out about their experiences.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. Muskingum University in New Concord received a phone call on their 1-800 number saying that there was a bomb on the campus. Although there was no bomb found, officials from the school and local emergency agencies immediately responded by making sure the campus was vacated before closing the school down for the day.

"Well I was in...

November 21, 2013 - 2:44pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Muskingum University in New Concord is closed after a bomb threat on Thursday.  WHIZ News was able to reach a student John Clevenger who confirmed that a campus wide text alert system told everyone on campus to leave until sometime on Friday.  The exact nature of the bomb threat has not been revealed.  WHIZ News called Muskingum University Campus Police and a person who answered the phone would only say “I can’t talk to you now” and then hung up the phone....

October 10, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

The Maysville School District is dealing with another bomb threat..The second in two weeks.

School Superintendent, Monte Bainter says that he received a call from the 6-12 building that yet another bomb threat was made at around 3:15 Thursday Afternoon. Officials say that the second  threat was also written in one of the second story bathrooms of the middle school.

"We are meeting administratively," said Bainter. The first thing in the morning to...

October 1, 2013 - 1:33pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

At about 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, part of Maysville Middle School was evacuated after a student reported a bomb threat that was found in a school restroom.

"So what we immediately did was we evacuated one entire hallway of our school," said School District Safety Director Ric Roush. "After evacuating the classroom that was mentioned in the threat, we call that basically a soft lockdown type thing where the rest of the school was placed on soft lockdown. In other...

September 6, 2013 - 4:45am
2 years 34 weeks ago

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office says a Meadowbrook Middle School student is facing charges after a bomb threat.  It happened Thursday afternoon while area schools were under a lock down due to a man threatening suicide.  It all started in a home near the middle school when deputies were dealing with a man threatening suicide with a shotgun.  Deputies surrounded the home and tried to make contact with the man, but were unable to do so.  When they finally entered...

May 15, 2013 - 5:21pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Authorities in Guernsey County say a teenager is in custody in connection with a morning bomb threat.

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office reports that it received a 9-1-1 call around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in regards to a bomb threat at Meadowbrook High School.

Deputies responded to the school and the students were evacuated while a search was conducted.

No suspicious items or devices were found during the search.


January 28, 2013 - 4:21pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

A Maysville teen enters a plea in a bomb threat case.

The 13-year-old was in juvenile court, Monday, and entered a plea of denial to charges of inducing panic.

Detention Superintendent Daniel Kieffer said that the teen will undergo evaluations before he goes before the court again.

The bomb threat January 15, placed Maysville High School in a lock down for several hours while the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep of the building.

Sheriff Matt Lutz...

January 15, 2013 - 12:22pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

There were some tense moments Tuesday at Maysville High School after the discovery of a bomb threat.  The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office was told about the threat at 8:15 this morning.  Maysville School Superintendent Monte Bainer says the bomb threat came in the form of a written note on a bathroom stall.  Sheriff Matt Lutz says the 6-thru-12 school building was evacuated and area fire departments, along with the Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit did a sweep of...

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