WORTHINGTON, Ohio (WCMH) – Worthington Kilbourne High School is closed due to a second threat in as many days this week.
According to Worthington City Schools, the high school will be closed Friday, “due to a threat.” A Worthington Schools spokesperson confirmed that today’s cancellation is based on a new threat to the school.
On Friday morning, the school district said the threat was emailed to the principal and that the email was routed through Germany. The origin of the email has not been verified.
“We will spend today with the Columbus Police and Worthington Police working to both track this down and work on plans to safely get students and staff back to school,” wrote Worthington Schools superintendent Trent Bowers in a statement. “We’ve debriefed with our WKHS staff today, and we’ll seek to be as prepared as possible for next week.”
The statement does not clarify if the school will be closed on Monday.
Columbus police also confirmed that officers were dispatched to the high school based on a threat delivered in a similar manner as Thursday’s threat. On Thursday, the high school was closed after a staff member received an email that contained threats to the school, according to Superintendent Trent Bowers.
Detectives with the Homeland Security Division are investigating both incidents.