Philo High School, located in Duncan Falls, Ohio, was evacuated for about a hour Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was discovered in a restroom.
Philo High School Principal Troy Dawson revealed that he received a call from a teacher around 10:40 A.M. regarding a piece of paper in a restroom. The paper contained a message saying a bomb would go off at the school on Wednesday.
Dawson said students and faculty were immediately evacuated and local law enforcement were called to the scene. K-9 units with the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office searched the building, but no explosive materials were found. Students and faculty were admitted back into the school around 11:40 A.M.
Dawson said it is unknown who wrote the note but he believes the person who wrote it will be found and expelled.
He said an emergency call was sent to parents letting them know of the threat and that they could come get their child. A second call later let parents know the threat was over, but students could still leave for the day.
Dawson said the evacuation interrupted ACT retesting and athlete physicals.
Philo High School
Philo High School is a public high school in Duncan Falls, Ohio that serves grades 9-12. It is the only high school in the Franklin Local School District. The school colors, as well as the district colors, are gold and blue.