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Clermont County middle school, neighboring high school evacuated for threats

Published: September 15, 2016 10:51 AM

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school district says it evacuated two schools after receiving a pair of threats.

Clermont County sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Sellars says a blanket threat to the West Clermont School District came around 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Glen Este High School and Glen Este Middle School in Cincinnati were briefly placed on lockdown.

Sellars says an email received several hours later threatened Amelia High School, about 2 miles away in Batavia (buh-TAY’-vee-uh). He says that threat indicated several people would harm students and that explosives had been planted throughout school grounds.

People inside Amelia High School and its neighboring middle school were evacuated to a nearby church as a precaution.
Explosive-detecting dogs found nothing in a search of the campus.
Investigators are searching for those responsible for the threats.


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