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MARTINS FERRY — Ayers Elementary Faculty college students had been once more evacuated to the excessive/center faculty constructing Monday after one other threatening message was discovered on the grade faculty.

In line with a message despatched to oldsters from Superintendent Jim Fogle at about 2 p.m. Monday, the message was present in an elementary faculty restroom.

“All college students have been relocated to the highschool/center faculty constructing for precautionary measures because the elementary constructing is being swept by the Martins Ferry Police Division,” Fogle mentioned. “Any elementary pupil pick-ups will happen at the highschool occasion entrance. Buses will run their common schedule.”

He didn’t point out what the message said. Nonetheless, Police Chief John McFarland mentioned the message was a bomb menace. He believes the message was written by a baby.

“It was written in crayon this time,” McFarland mentioned.

At about 5 p.m. Monday, Fogle despatched out one other message to oldsters stating the constructing had been cleared by Martins Ferry police, and that courses had been scheduled to renew in particular person at present.

An identical scenario occurred on the faculty on Feb. eight after messages had been written on two rest room stalls in black marker. These messages additionally indicated a bomb menace. One said, “I left a bom(b). U have 15 minutes” and the opposite said, “I left a bomb.”

The college investigated the scenario and a pupil admitted to writing the messages. Fogle at the moment mentioned the scholar can be handled in accordance with board of schooling tips. He declined to reveal what sort of punishment the scholar acquired or the rationale for the scholar’s motion.

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Throughout the February incident, along with searches by Martins Ferry police, a bomb-sniffing canine from Zanesville, Ohio, was dropped at the college. Nothing was discovered.

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