Sheriff investigating, planning visible presence after threat closes Madison County school
Officials cancelled school today in one Madison County district after a school threat was made last week. The superintendent of Madison-Plains Local Schools said parents told him they would not be sending their children to school today, so he cancelled classes today. Classes will resume tomorrow, with increased presence from sheriff's deputies.
Tim Dettwiller, superintendent of the district, said the threat was discovered Thursday, spray-painted on the wall of a girls' bathroom at the high school. It threatened some kind of act today.
"We had a lot of folks over the weekend, parents who were concerned over the safety issues involved," Dettwiller said. "And we did have some staff that was concerned about their safety as well."
The Madison County sheriff is investigating the threat and will provide deputies during school tomorrow. The district has no full-time school resource officers.
Parents were upset that these incidents continue to happen in Central Ohio.
"They should get the student, whoever is involved in it, and prosecute," said Dan Harper, who has two children in the district.