Brimfield middle school receives district’s first bomb threat

A bomb threat at the Field Middle School in Brimfield Township prompted officials to evacuate its students yesterday. No explosives were found and school resumed later that day.

According to Brimfield Police, staff members at the school discovered writing on a restroom wall indicating that a bomb was present in the building. The school was evacuated, and police locked down the building at

8:38 a.m.

“The evacuation was absolutely perfect,” Police Chief David Blough said. “The entire school was evacuated in under four minutes.”

Students and staff were evacuated to the nearby high school during the investigation.

“Officers, certified explosive experts and K-9 units did a complete sweep of the building,” Blough said. “But no explosives were found.”

Principals at both Field Middle School and High School declined to comment.

Students were allowed to return to the middle school at 10:30 a.m. No arrests have been made pending further investigation.

“We have not identified who did this,” Field superintendent David Redd said. “But rest assured, we will prosecute and expel this person.”

Redd said this isn’t the first time a bomb threat has happened in the district.

“We have had at least one each year for the past several years,” he said. “We take every threat seriously and always put the safety of our students and staff first. We will evacuate in any threat just to make sure our people are safe.”

He said the only explanation for why these bomb threats were occurring was “immature behavior.”

“Sometimes middle school kids don’t understand the seriousness of statements like those,” Redd said. “There are very severe consequences.”

Aman Ali