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Bomb threat delays opening of Greenville High School
Threat cancels basketball game
By Teesha McClam
GREENVILLE, 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 threat.

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 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 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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Followup story…
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 resume.

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