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Non-credible bomb threat called in at Highland High School, students sent home early

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 12:05:56-04

MEDINA, Ohio — Highland High School students were sent home after a bomb threat was called in Tuesday morning.

A Medina County sheriff’s deputy who was on-duty at the school spoke to the caller and the building was placed under a soft lockdown.

District officials alerted parents to the incident through its all-call system.

According to the school district, authorities determined that the threat was not credible, but the students were sent home out of an “abundance of caution.”

Police conducted a search of the school after the students were sent home.

The district states that authorities believe the caller is the person responsible for multiple swatting calls throughout the county.

The incident remains under investigation.

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