Bomb Threat At GHS

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Authorities responded to a bomb threat at Greenville High School Thursday morning.

Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton told WGEL school officials contacted him mid-morning Thursday after discovering a message written on the wall of a boys’ restroom at the school. Lorton said the message, “spoke of a bomb threat”. Police investigated and determined that the threat was not credible. Classes were not disrupted.

Lorton said the student responsible for the threat was identified, questioned at the police department, and released to a guardian. A report has been forwarded to Bond County State’s Attorney who will decide whether or not to pursue charges.

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In a message to parents, explaining the situation, Bond County Unit 2 Superintendent Wes Olson said, “the safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we must take all threats seriously, which is why we immediately contacted law enforcement and assisted them in confirming that no credible threat existed.”

Parents with questions or concerns can contact Olson at 664-0170 or Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter at 664-1370.

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