Bomb threat targets FWCS high schools

Bianca Humbarger
Editor in Chief &

Amelia Morgan
Staff Writer

Four bombs were supposed to go off at Wayne, South Side, North Side, and Northrop at 7:45 a.m. Monday, according to a note found that same day at South Side High School. Obviously that did not happen.

Two of the schools evacuated, but Northrop was notified of the threat it was two minutes after the bombs were supposed to go off.

After the alert every school received extra police officers, on top of the resource officers, to sweep the building and the grounds.

“I thought about it for five seconds…I didn’t have time to be scared,” said Brian Hill, social studies and English teacher

The administrators, custodians, resource officers and three more police officers who were sent to Northrop, searched the building and the campus. They found nothing suspicious enough to warrant evacuating the building.

Northrop resource officers would not comment on the situation.

Because of threat, five students were taken home by their parents. After the situation was deemed safe, a message explaining the situation was sent via the telephone on Auto Dialer to Northrop parents and a letter was sent home with students at the end of the day.

“At this school student and staff safety is my top priority….if police felt as though there was a threat, we would have been evacuated,”  said Principal Barbara Alhersmeyer.

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One Comment on “Bomb threat targets FWCS high schools”

  1. Susan Huth-Beckley September 19, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Nice article Bianca

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