Crestwood High evacuated for bomb threat

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer Published:

A bomb threat scrawled on a wall at Crestwood High School resulted in an early winter break for students.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said a message was written on a wall in a boy's restroom "in the form of a bomb threat." He would not elaborate on what exactly the message said, but reported that it was found Friday morning.

Students were evacuated by bus to the district's elementary buildings while the school was swept by authorities. From there, the students are being released to their parents.

This is the district's last day of classes before the winter break begins.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1139 or dsmith@recordpub.com

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  • David Doak did not say what the threat was because Major "CHAOS" Kelly did not apprise him of it. If a "bomb" threat or any threat for that matter is made, get all students/staff evacuated. Then, send in Major "CHAOS" Kelly. That way all students and staff are secure and the only one at risk is the one that puts all at risk!

  • I have three children in the Crestwood School District. One at the High School, one at the Intermediate building, and one at the Primary building. The teachers and administrators have been nothing but protective and proactive regarding the threats this week. It upsets everyone through out the district - from the students, teachers, employees, and families. Safety has been a high concern and they have acted on it. It is a shame that one student's poor judgement today gives the community a bad reputation. Whoever created the threat today has shown a deep lack of respect towards their fellow classmates, teachers, and law enforcement. Not all of the student body should be labeled as disrespectful or lose privileges because of these actions. The consequences should be severe and set an example that this behavior will not be tolerated.

  • So, if they find a "threat" written on a wall they need to evacuate the school? Even though there is a greater probability of the school be destroyed by a meteor? If so, these schools are much to risky for children to ever be allowed to enter them. I suggest that they all be closed until 100% surveillance of each person in the school at all times can be established.

  • Déjà vu? Didn't we already do this?

  • The way to end this kind of crap is to add 5 days of school to the end of the school year in June. If you add 5 days for every false bomb threat, I will bet you that these threats will end.