Suspect Investigated For Athens High School Bomb Threat

WOUB Contributing Writer

Updated Mon, Apr 21, 2014 5:47 pm
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John Halley/The Athens Messenger

A female student is being investigated after a bomb threat was reported at Athens High School about 9 a.m. Monday.

Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office responded along with the FBI and The Plains Volunteer Fire Department.

"We received a call from the school that a student had located two letters in a girls bathroom that there was a bomb in the building and that it would go off at a certain time," said Captain Bryan Cooper of the sheriff's office told the Athens Messenger.

The investigation led to a "viable suspect," Cooper said. The name of the female student is not being released because she has not been charged.

Cooper said he was unsure what charges would be considered for the student.

"Through our conversations with (the student), she confirmed that there is absolutely no bomb," Cooper said.

Investigators deemed that the school was clear at about 10:30 a.m. Cooper said the letters were meant to be a "prank," according to the student.