JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (December 17, 2015) – Franklin Community Schools will be closed Friday amid a “series of threats,” according to Superintendent David Clendening.
Officials confirm that Thursday's incident was a bomb threat that was called into the school around 1 p.m.
Police say the call was very vague but mentioned that there was a homemade explosive device planted near the gymnasium.
Within minutes of the phone call Franklin Police, sheriffs officers, and a K9 bomb squad sweeped the area. They did not find any threats or suspicious items at the school.
The schools were initially placed on lockdown around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon and all after school activities were cancelled.
Superintendent Clendening released this statement Thursday around 3:30 p.m.:
There will be no school tomorrow due to a series of threats received. This decision was made in conjunction with local law enforcement.
Additionally, Franklin Community Schools sent this letter home with students on Thursday:
Students can come to pick up their belongings at the school Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and must have their student ID.
Finals will be held Jan. 6 after school resumes Jan. 4.