4 Schools Threatened in Note Claiming Bomb Would Go Off

4 Schools Threatened in Note Claiming Bomb Would Go Off

Hundreds of Fort Wayne Community School students were forced out of their classroom after school officials found a note, claiming a bomb would go off in all 4 schools.
Hundreds of Fort Wayne Community School students were forced out of their classroom after school officials found a note, claiming a bomb would go off in all 4 schools.

The 4 schools were threatened in that note, this happening just 1 day after Bluffton High School was evacuated because of similar circumstances.

Schools Officials and Police say the teens responsible for these pranks are facing some serious charges.

There have been 2 bomb threats in 2 days and so far 2 arrests have been made.  After speaking with students at Wayne High School, which was evacuated, some of them say their school doesn't feel as safe as it used it.

Bridgett Jackson, a Sophomore at Wayne says, "It was just scary and I didn't feel safe."

South Side High School and Wayne High School were both evacuated after a bomb threatening note was discovered.  Police also responded to Northrop and North Side High Schools but no evacuation was ordered.

Jackson didn't find the prank funny and says, "I wasn't sure if there was one and if they got it out so I was kinda scared to go back in."

The situation was not taken lightly and the consequences are severe.  School leaders say these actions will result in expulsion and when it comes to law enforcement, the charges can stack up.

Michael Joyner with the FWPD says, "Once we identify the person or person's responsible, this rises to the felony level in terms of charges."

Joyner says a felony charge for a person in high school may hinder their future.

"It's nothing to laugh at, it's not a joke.  It's not a way to get out of a first period test.  This is very serious with very serious consequences that attach to you like a tattoo that you can never shake."

"Student safety is always our priority", says Krista Stockman with the FWCS and says security is in place at all times as well as video cameras.

"People in our buildings know that no matter how ridiculous the threat may seem, we always take it seriously."

Law enforcement reminds anyone who may be thinking of calling in a prank like this, that a person with a felony charge can be turned down for jobs.  Also if a student plans to attend college, some institutions may turn them away because of their felony record.
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