By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
A student at Miller Elementary told staff Wednesday that they found the word “bomb” written on a wall inside a bathroom at the school.
The graffiti did not indicate a specific threat, Police Chief Everette Robbins said.
School administration contacted the Huron Township Police Department’s school resource officer.
Robbins said threat assessment protocols were put into place and it is unclear how long the graffiti has been inside the bathroom.
No specific threat was made, Robbins said.
The investigation is ongoing between the Huron Township Police Department school resource officer, detective bureau, and the Huron Schools administration.
“I believe that it is safe for students to attend school Thursday. We will continue to investigate and inform the residents when additional information is available,” Robbins said.
Below is an email statement released from Huron Schools administration.
Good Afternoon Miller Families,
This is Jean Gilbert, Principal of Miller Elementary. This afternoon, graffiti was found written on one of our bathroom stalls. The graffiti used the word “bomb,” and we initiated our safety protocols in our building. Using our district safety protocols, we contacted the police, investigated the graffiti, and together determined that the threat risk was at the lowest level, and is not considered a threat. As part of our protocol, I am sending you this message to keep you informed. In addition, I sent out an automated call with this information to our Miller families.
Our goal is to ensure student safety, and in doing so, we must make every effort to stay vigilant, even when it includes graffiti that does not pose a threat to student safety.
Please be sure to have a conversation with your sons and daughters about “graffiti” and “pranks,” reinforcing that jokes about threats and/or threatening language of any kind in a school setting is not funny and will be taken seriously by school officials and law enforcement.