Twin Valley Schools receive bomb threat, students evacuated


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



WEST ALEXANDRIA — On Monday, April 24, Twin Valley Community Local Schools joined the ranks of Preble County school districts subjected to threats which led to students being sent home.

School officials reported Monday morning Twin Valley Schools had received a bomb threat.

They noted on the district’s Facebook page: “as per our safety procedures the students were evacuated from the building to the stadium.”

Students were dismissed from the stadium. “We ask that parents do not come to the school for their student,” officials said.

Dismissals were scheduled through 11:30 a.m. on Monday, and all afternoon and evening activities in the district were postponed.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office and West Alexandria Police Department, along with bomb detecting dogs from other area departments, searched the premises and were in the process of clearing the building around noon.

“We are planning on having school on Tuesday and we will keep you posted on the final plans,” TVS had posted at press time. “Thank you to all of the parents, staff and students for your cooperation today!”

Additional information regarding the investigation into the threat was unavailable at press time. TVS was third Preble County district in the span of a week to cancel classes and send students home following threats.

Students at Eaton High/Middle School were evacuated and eventually sent home on Monday, April 17, due to a bomb threat written on a high school restroom wall.

Preble Shawnee Junior/Senior High School went on a precautionary lockdown on Tuesday, April 18, after a written threat was found at the school, and then sent students home.

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.