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Beavercreek Schools Evacuated After Undisclosed Threat

A threat to Beavercreek High School this morning around 10am resulted in the evacuation of students and faculty. Following the threat, students were transported to an offsite location and were later bussed to their homes or picked up by parents.

Beavercreek Schools spokesman, Ryan Gilding says today’s threat is one of several in the last few months.

“We take these threats—any threat—seriously, and the safety of our students and our staff are the top priority, and we will always act accordingly to keep them safe,” he said.

Beavercreek Police searched the school and gave the all clear at about 2:20 this afternoon. Students have since been allowed back in to pick up their belongings.

Gilding declined to say what the threat was or give details—school officials will meet with investigators tonight to discuss. He also said there is no evidence of a connection to threats against school districts in other cities today including New York and Los Angeles.

Beavercreek high school is open for regular evening activities.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.