December 22, 2014

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UPDATED: All-clear given after bomb threat at Elyria High

Students walk away from Elyria High School Monday morning while police searched the school. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Students walk away from Elyria High School Monday morning while police searched the school. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Updated (11:30 a.m.): The all-clear has been given at Elyria High School after a bomb threat.

Students were returning to the school at 11:30 a.m., and will finish the school day as normal.

Elyria police and firefighters responded to the school and investigated the threat.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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ELYRIA – Students at Elyria High School are being evacuated after a bomb threat has been made against the school.

Police Capt. Chris Costantino said a call came into the Elyria Police Department shortly after 10:20 a.m. today. The caller said there was a bomb at the school.

Officers are on scene and students have been removed from the building.

“I can’t say much at this time, but we are following our protocol,” Costantino said.

This comes roughly two hours after students at the school held a peaceful rally in front of the Washington Building in support of a newly-formed gay and straight alliance at the school.

Costantino said the caller made no reference to the club or the rally. There is no indication at this time that the two are connected.