The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Education

April 22, 2014

Frankton school evacuated, no bomb found

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FRANKTON, Ind. —

"It's definitely a threat and we take it very seriously because the safety of the students is our top priority," Huffman said. But he wasn't certain what the appropriate charge would be if the person responsible is caught.

"I would say it was an intention issue," he said after students were cleared to return to classes. "Now we have made the school safe ... and we will start our investigation."

 Huffman said he is confident the identity of the person who left the message will emerge.

"It will get out. It's basically kids we're dealing with," he added. "Nobody does anything without telling somebody."

The bomb threat came amid heightened concern about school safety locally and throughout the country.

Earlier this month, a 13-year-old Pendleton Heights Middle School student was arrested after posting a social media message threatening to kill students at the school, and prompted authorities to increase police security at the school.

It was also the same day that a 16-year-old high school student at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh stabbed or slashed 21 students and a security guard before he was subdued by a school administrator.

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