AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Midland Valley High School students are back in class Monday afternoon after a bomb threat caused the school to be evacuated.
Later Monday afternoon, a statement about the evacuation was posted to the school’s website. In it, Assistant Principal Kristie Brooks says two separate bomb threats were found at two times during the day on bathroom walls at the school. And, as per the standard precaution, law enforcement was brought in to sweep the the school. The nature of the second threat, school administration and law enforcement evacuated the students during the second search. After law enforcement and K-9 units cleared the building, students were allowed to return inside.
Brooks is asking for parents help is curbing these kind of unsubstantiated threats, saying that while some may see them only as pranks, they are extremely disruptive to school days and they will be treated very seriously. Students could face consequences including expulsion and criminal charges.
FOX 54 reached out to Aiken County Public Schools about the incident. Public Information Officer Merry Glenn Piccolino sent the following statement: