Superintendent Denny Morrison of Xenia Community Schools confirmed that a threat was made on Facebook today to blow up Xenia High School at a certain time.
Morrison said he was made aware of the threat at 8:30 a.m. today, and by 11:45 a.m. was “confident we have found the people responsible.”
“It was a threat to students and staff at Xenia High School,” Morrison said. “We are taking precautions.”
Morrison said he had “inside information” that the threat was a hoax, so the decision was made not to evacuate or lock down the school. The building is also not dismissing early.
Morrison sent a one-call to parents around 11:45 a.m.
“We wanted it to be as normal a day as possible,” Morrison said. “We wanted business as usual.”
UPDATE @ 12:24 p.m.
A Xenia police cruiser is on scene, and students can be seen leaving the building.
Xenia police are investigating a threat at Xenia High School on Kinsey Road.
The nature of the threat is not known at this time, but emergency dispatchers confirmed a school resource officer on scene is actively pursuing the investigation.
We are working to find out more on this developing story.
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