Oak Hill Middle/High School

Pictured is Oak Hill Middle/High School.

OAK HILL — The Oak Hill Middle/High School was on lockdown this past week after an anonymous bomb threat was called in.

According to Oak Hill Superintendent Dr. Marci Shepard, there was a phone call of an anonymous bomb threat made to the school on Friday, May 7, 2021.

“We take every threat seriously,” stated Dr. Shepard. “We immediately went into lockdown, communicated with police and fire, and communicated with families through auto-caller, text, and Facebook.”

Dr. Shepard added, “The threat was made from a New York number. The same threat was made to at least one other school district in our area. The police and fire department searched the inside and outside of the building and they cleared us.”

Upon investigation, the threat was deemed not credible, however, Dr. Shepard said that the school district remained vigilant by not allowing any visitors to enter the middle/high school for the reminder of the day, and the doors remained locked.

Dr. Shepard said, “I want to thank our school for their swift action. I also want to thank our students for their cooperation; we do lockdown drills and students knew what to do in this situation. I want to thank our police and fire departments for their swift response and support.”

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