School Board commends police and fire

By Danielle Coots - For the News-Current

BEAVERCREEK — In the last couple months, Beavercreek City Schools has been faced with threatening bomb scares causing school evacuations and early dismissals. The Beavercreek School Board recently commended the partnership of the Beavercreek Police Department and Fire Department on a job well done in following emergency protocol to ensure the safety of the students and staff.

“Thanks to the help of Beavercreek police and fire departments, protocol was followed and student safety was maintained,” Beavercreek School Board President Mick Lundy said. “Safety is paramount here at Beavercreek City Schools.”

Beavercreek schools were not alone in this string of bomb threats. Ohio Homeland Security notified the Ohio Department of Education that several schools in Ohio had received similar or same threats. It was reported that the bomb threats were called in by a voice that sounded computerized. The FBI is currently investigating the situation and working with the schools that received the threats.

After evacuating students, city police and fire conducted a complete sweep of the school along with bomb sniffing K9s. Nothing suspicious was found.

Even though the schools have been cleared and the situation is still being investigated, the schools are to continue to take all threats seriously. The school district will continue working with the Beavercreek Police and Fire Department to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

By Danielle Coots

For the News-Current