LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH) — Thursday classes for Logan-Hocking schools are canceled after high school students were evacuated and local schools were placed under a lockdown for a potential threat discovered in a bathroom.
Multiple agencies, including the Columbus Division of Fire’s bomb squad, were sent to Logan High School at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday after a fire alarm was pulled and a “suspicious object” was found in a bathroom. Other schools in the district were placed on lockdown and evening activities were also canceled.
Afterward, the district canceled all classes on Thursday for Logan-Hocking Schools as law enforcement continued investigating.
A group of students was holding a gathering inside the high school to voice concerns about mental health at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday when the object was found and police were called, the district said. The object was “made to look like an explosive device” and the school’s safety protocols were initiated.
Counselors and staff members from Hopewell Health Centers will be available on-site on Thursday for those in the community who need support. Follow updates for times of the counseling sessions and when students can pick up their belongings here.
“[The district] is committed to keeping our schools safe and secure, and we are taking this situation very seriously,” said Superintendent Monte Bainter. “We are conducting our own internal investigation and are working with local authorities to evaluate the situation to determine whether any additional actions are needed.”