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School district changes bathroom policies after multiple bomb threats

Hillsboro Schools (SOURCE: Hillsboro City Schools) Hillsboro Schools (SOURCE: Hillsboro City Schools)
HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19) -

Hillsboro School District has dealt with a number of bomb threats over the last several weeks.

The latest bomb threat to the middle school came Friday, causing officials to evacuate students.  

Police said the threat was posted in the girls' bathroom.

It is one of at least four threats that have been posted in bathrooms, according to authorities. 

School officials are now requiring students to be escorted to the bathroom by a monitor during classroom hours.

In response to a FOX19 NOW inquiry Friday, school superintendent Jim Smith issued a statement about the situation.

It reads in part:

"We too are frustrated by the situations that have occurred over the past few weeks in the MS/HS. With the previous threats, we have taken seriously the investigations and have identified two of the students. In the future, we have a plan to limit restroom usage and monitor when students leave classrooms to prevent future issues.

The Hillsboro City Schools are working closely with the Hillsboro Police Department on setting up safeguards to prevent future situations and restore your confidence in the safety of your children at school.

At Hillsboro we have a dedicated staff who are doing all they can to create a safe environment for your students and an administrative team that will continue to set policies that will prevent future issues. We will continue to provide important information to the public as needed.

We are doing all that we can to find a solution that will bring an end to these situations and we ask that you talk with your students about the seriousness of what is taking place."

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