Herald News Report
ENON — Greenon High School students were evacuated by approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12 after a student reported the possibility of a threat to staff members. As a result, the Dayton International Airport and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Bomb Squads as well as the Clark County Sheriff’s Department were called into action, which found that the threat was unsubstantiated, as reported by the district’s Facebook page.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Department is investigating to find the responsible individual, according to news reports. As posted on the district’s Facebook page, the school remained closed throughout Thursday, but later opened up the building to allow students to retrieve the items they left behind and proceeded with evening activities.
“The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority at Greenon Local Schools and we will continue to take all steps necessary to ensure a safe and secure learning environment,” the district posted on its Facebook page in the midst of the evacuation.
The Facebook page instructed that students who ride the bus were first released, followed by students who were picked up by parents then students who drive themselves. The school district sent out a One Call approximately 10 a.m. and offered to keep parents updated via social media and via telephone if parents elected to call the district’s offices. The district posted on its Facebook page that parents don’t report to the school and individuals picking students up must bring their identification and be listed on their emergency medical forms. Staff also wanted to make contact with a parent before releasing students who would have been driving themselves and permitted siblings to leave together.
“The safety of our students is out highest priority and we appreciate your help today in maintaining student safety. Thank you,” the Facebook page later posted.
Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.