Wanda English Burnett - Editor
The safety of students at Milan
schools is top priority as was evidenced when personnel took
the threat of a bomb seriously last Friday.
I was alerted by the high school principal about 1:00
on Friday, began Milan School Superintendent Andrew Jackson,
adding, Police were called and the students were evacuated
with everything going according to plan.
Jackson said the threat was written on a restroom wall saying
the bomb would go off on 2-2-07 at 2:30 p.m. We looked
at the tape (surveillance) outside the restroom and were
pretty confident who the suspect(s) could be.
The school was thoroughly searched with the Indiana State Police
Bomb Squad and other state troopers along with Sheriff Tom Grills
and Town Marshal Gary Skaggs participating.
The students were dismissed at 3:06 as usual, according to Jackson.
A letter was sent home with the students explaining what had
happened. I would rather parents know first hand than
to hear it from a source that might not be accurate, Jackson
told the Osgood Journal Monday morning. The letter read in part,
The safety of our children is of utmost importance. These
types of threats are taken very seriously. The investigation
into this matter will continue and when the perpetrators are
discovered, they will be dealt with in a most severe manner.
They will face penalties from the school and also from the judicial
Saying this is the first time hes ever had to enact the
safety policy for evacuation due to a bomb threat, Jackson said
everything went according to plan and he praised the staff and
police for their help. Jackson has been a School Safety Specialist
since 1999 and noted that the training paid off.
Sgt. Noel Houze Jr. of the Indiana State Police, Versailles
Post, noted that the investigation is ongoing.