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Bomb threat at local high school has parents concerned

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A bomb threat at St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School Monday has parents concerned for the safety of their children. 

The district posted a letter on their website alerting parents and guardians saying student and staff safety is the highest priority. 

"After the threat was reported, the building was evacuated," read the letter. "The police and bomb dogs searched the premises. The building was found to be safe, and students were returned to the building after the building was cleared."

According to superintendent Dr. Mimi Webb, the message was found in the girl's bathroom. 

"It is very difficult to re-establish an orderly learning environment after an incident like this," stated Webb. "I urge you to speak to your child and ensure he or she is aware these messages are not harmless pranks, but are felonies in Ohio." 

Some parents, however, don't think the situation was handled properly by the district.  

"When I talked to the superintendent, she told me that the reason we don't have 'robo calls' set up is because it is expensive," claimed Sarah Sirk. "My response to that is that the school should have told the kids to let their parents know what is going on and that they are safe and no need to rush to the school, and any kids without phones can use a friend's phone."

The person responsible could face criminal charges.

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