DELTA – Early Friday afternoon, Pike-Delta-York Local Schools officials received information that prompted the evacuation of the middle school.
Local law enforcement was notified by school officials that a malicious threat was found written on a bathroom stall. The school was immediately evacuated as a precautionary measure with assistance from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Delta Fire Department.
Toledo Police Department K-9 teams were called to search and clear the school. No devices were found in a search by K-9 teams and the Delta Police.
“We consider threats to be very serious. The safety of our children and our community are always our top priority,” said Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock in a statement.
Once it was determined that the school was to be evacuated and searched by K-9 Teams, parents were notified of the situation by school officials, according to the Delta Police.
Students were not able to reenter the building prior to the end of the school day, according to a message delivered to parents through the SchoolMessenger system. Students came home Friday without their belongings.
The middle school building will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for students belongings to be picked up if desired. Otherwise they can be picked up Monday.
The incident is under investigation by the Delta Police Department who is urging anyone with information of the threat contact the department at 419-822-3232.