NEWCOMERSTOWN — A juvenile was to appear before a magistrate at 11 a.m. today in connection with a bomb threat at Newcomerstown High School, according to Police Chief Gary Holland.
He said police responded at approximately 9:25 a.m. Tuesday to a possible bomb threat at high school.
"This threat was done via Snapchat," Holland said in a press release. "Upon arrival, the school was evacuated and it was determined that this threat was a hoax. The juvenile responsible for the bomb threat is in custody and will be appearing before a magistrate at juvenile court."
He reported shortly after 11 a.m. that school was back in session.
Tuesday morning's threat was less than a day since another bomb scare that began around 6:25 p.m. Monday, when police received a call about a possible bomb threat at the same school.
Holland said a hand written note on a wall indicated that the school was going to be blown up.
"The note was photographed and shared on Snapchat," Holland said in a prepared statement. "Officers from the Newcomerstown Police Department along with the Summit County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad responded to the high school.
"A thorough search of the facility was conducted and no explosive materials were detected. The building was secured at 9:25 p.m. This incident is still under investigation."
Police have asked that anyone with information contact them as soon as possible at 740-498-6161.
Nancy Molnar is a staff writer at The Times-Reporter