Bomb threat prompts Marion High School evacuation

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MARION, Ind. (WISH) — A Central Indiana high school was evacuated for a bomb threat Friday, on the heels of four other schools being evacuated Thursday for a threat.

Marion High School students were sent to Indiana Wesleyan University following an initial lockdown before noon on Friday, according to Marion Community Schools officials.

Parents were told to meet at IWU’s Luckey Arena to see their children.

On Thursday, a bomb threat mentioned three high schools in Henry and Hancock counties, causing four schools to be evacuated. No bomb was ever discovered.

Friday evening, Marion High School posted on its website that emergency officials had cleared Marion High School, indicating it is safe to return there. All MHS students who were not picked up at the IWU evacuation gathering point were being taken back to MHS.

Officials said parents/guardians could pick students up at MHS until regular bus pick-up time. At that point, the MHS buses would still be available to transport regular bus-riders.

All Friday evening events at Marion High School, including the Kindness Rally and athletics events and practices, were canceled.

Officials said they take all threats seriously, and student/staff safety is top priority.

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