delays opening of Greenville High School
Threat cancels basketball game
By Teesha McClam
Ohio — The Greenville City School District announced Tuesday night that
all of its schools will operate Wednesday on a 2-hour delay, an
announcement that came several hours after the high school was
evacuated and a basketball game was canceled because of a written bomb
According to police dispatch, students and faculty and staff were
evacuated from the high school, 100 Greenwave Way, in Darke County,
about 12:21 p.m. because of the threat.
Sources are telling WHIO-TV and WHIOTV.com that an unidentified male
handed an envelope containing a written threat to a student and told
the student to give the envelope to someone important. Tim Gade, who
identified himself as a parent, said the note was brought to the
school’s main office.
According to Gade, his sophomore daughter told him the school was put
on lockdown during sixth period. Students were ushered from
building to the football field, then were later dismissed for the day
at about 2:30 p.m. An automated phone alert to parents did not go
out to parents until around 4 p.m., according to Gade.
Sources have also told WHIO-TV and WHIOTV.com that they have received
an automated call saying that all schools in Greenville district
are on a 2-hour delay for Wednesday. That delay was confirmed late
Wednesday night on the Greenville City Schools website, which indicated
that the delay affects “all buildings” in the district. A K-9 unit will
be inspecting the school building on Wednesday morning, according to
those same sources.
Tuesday night’s basketball game against St. Marys was postponed,
Greenville Athletic Director T.J. Powers confirmed. He would not
comment further. Attempts to contact the principal or district
officials were unsuccessful.
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Greenville HS reopens after bomb threat
By Teesha McClam
GREENVILLE, Ohio — The Greenville City School District opened two hours
late Wednesday morning after school officials said administrators at
the high school received a written bomb threat on Tuesday.
On Wednesday morning, students were allowed back into the high school
after every backpack was checked. School officials said they asked all
students to turn off cellphones and electronic devices.
District superientendent Susan Reigle said all searches of the high
school came up empty and the building was declared safe for classes to
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