Clear Fork latest addition to school bomb threat list in Richland County


Schools placed on lockdown, suspect in custody

By Zach Jones - zjones@civitasmedia.com



Zach Jones | The Star The Richland County Sheriff's Department responds to the bomb threat made at Clear Fork High School.


Clear Fork is the latest school district to be added to the list of threatened schools that have plagued the area over the past several weeks.

The district’s high school and middle school were placed on lockdown earlier today after a student signed out of class citing ‘bombing a school’ was his reason for leaving.

The Clear Fork student was promptly placed into custody by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and was transported to the county detention center.

Clear Fork Valley Schools Superintendent Janice Wyckoff told reporters the high school was placed on green lockdown while the threat was being investigated, barring students from entering or exiting the building.

“Our office staff was on this within seconds after it happened. It was contained within minutes, if not seconds after it happened,” the superintendent said to reporters.

The Clear Fork student will be suspended for 10 days and later have a hearing to decide on a possible expulsion.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department also responded to a bomb threat made to Madison schools earlier today, all while Mansfield City Schools classes’ were cancelled amid a recent string of threats.

Zach Jones | The Star

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department responds to the bomb threat made at Clear Fork High School.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2015/10/web1_IMG_55541.jpgZach Jones | The Star

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department responds to the bomb threat made at Clear Fork High School.

Schools placed on lockdown, suspect in custody

By Zach Jones

zjones@civitasmedia.com