Bomb threat hoax forces evacuation of Canton middle school
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:33 pm

CANTON – A bomb threat hoax forced the evacuation of Canton Middle School Friday.

“A report by a Canton Middle School student to a faculty member of a scribbled bomb threat on a stall wall in a boys’ bathroom precipitated a precautionary evacuation of the school,” said Superintendent Bill Gregory in a statement Friday afternoon.

Canton and state police responded immediately, Gregory said, and students were moved to the bus garage while a search was conducted. No bomb was found.

Students were bussed home or released to their parents at the regular dismissal time.

Gregory said Canton police are investigating.

Meanwhile all evening and weekend activities will take place as scheduled.

“Canton Central School wishes to thank all law enforcement personnel for their timely and effective response,” Supt. Gregory wrote.