NEWCOMERSTOWN — Authorities investigating a bomb threat scrawled on a wall at Newcomerstown High School and posted on social media Monday found no evidence of explosive devices on the school campus.
The investigation was conducted by the Newcomerstown Police Department with assistance from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office’s Bomb Squad.
Newcomerstown Police Chief Gary Holland reported "no explosive materials were detected" in a press release issued Monday night.
According to reports, the police department received a call at approximately 6:25 p.m. Monday reporting the threat.
Police said a handwritten note on a wall indicated the school was going to be "blown up."
The threat was then photographed and posted on a Snapchat account.
A thorough search of the facilities was conducted and no explosive materials were detected. The building was secured by police at 9:25 p.m.
Police said school will resume today at the normal time.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Newcomerstown police, 740-498-6161.
The incident remained under investigation.