Bryan Middle School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was found in one of the school’s bathrooms. Bryan Police, Ohio State Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s and Bryan Fire departments responded. They would not comment on any possible suspects, or motives.
A press release from Bryan City Schools stated that the evacuation took place around 12:40 p.m.
Seventh and eighth grade students were evacuated to the district’s field house on Fountain Grove Drive while fifth and sixth grade students were gathered in Bryan First Brethren Church on County Road C.
Superintendent Diana Savage said “The students and staff did a great job of evacuating the building and coming to the reunification sites and the parents have done a great job of remaining calm and patient as we get their children to them,” Savage said. She thanked the officers and firefighters who helped at the scene. “The plan did work well, we’re sorry we had to use it.”
Officers waited for the dogs to begin their inspection of the area. By 3:30 p.m., three dogs had cleared the outside area and cars and were preparing to enter the building. Two arrived from Toledo, one from the University of Toledo, one from Allen County and one from Bowling Green.
Around that same time, the majority of the students had been retrieved by parents and teachers were told they could go home.