Honey Creek Middle School was evacuated for a short time Wednesday during a lunch period after the discovery of a “low-level threat,” officials said.
The vaguely written bomb threat was on a wadded-up piece of notebook paper, and a student found the paper on the main floor of the school, said Ray Azar, director of student services.
“In most circumstances, we would not have evacuated based on a low-level threat,” Azar said. But because it is School Safety Week, officials decided to conduct a fire drill that also served as an evacuation.
“We worked with law enforcement and it turned out to be nothing,” Azar said. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department responded.
The school sent a short letter home to parents.
“The Vigo County School Corp. will prosecute anyone involved in such an incident,” stated the letter, written by Pat Sheehan, school principal.
Azar said there are “a few people of interest,” and the investigation continues.