Niles high school students sent home after threat

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Niles School District authorities sent their high school students home for the remainder of the day Thursday after what police said was a bomb threat.

A school official confirmed to WKBN that the students were sent home after initially being evacuated to the district’s intermediate building.

A parent at the school Thursday told WKBN that students walked to the intermediate building before leaving for the day. The Niles Police and Niles Fire Departments came to the school.

Police and bomb-sniffing dogs from Youngstown State University’s police force and Akron Police found no bombs in the high school.

Niles Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen told WKBN that the threat came in as a telephone call to one of the high school’s secretaries. Police are investigating to find out who made the threat.

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