Cedarville Schools Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

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Students in the Cedarville School District were kept in two elementary school gyms for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon while authorities investigated a bomb threat.

The threat was found written on a note in the bathroom at the high school around 11 a.m. Tuesday (April 2), according to Officer Rhonda Wheeler with the Cedarville Police Department.

After a complete search of all rooms and lockers, the campus was deemed safe, according to Superintendent Dr. Dan Foreman. Students returned to class around 2 p.m.

“We have to take a threat as serious,” said Superintendent Dr. Dan Foreman. “We will not allow the safety of our students to be in jeopardy.”

Wheeler says state police, Crawford County deputies, and officers from Cedarville, Alma and Van Buren were at the school investigating the incident.

An alert was sent to parents notifying them of the incident, according to Wheeler. Parents are allowed to pick up their students if they wish.

The threat is similar to ones reported at Van Buren and Alma schools in March. At least three bomb threats were reported in the Van Buren School District.

A similar threat was also reported days after at Alma. At least one student, 18-year-old Kevin Ray Newton was arrested in connection with that threat.

During the same week, Greenwood Police took a 10-year-old student into custody after he allegedly threatened to bring a bomb to Westwood Elementary School on March 15.