Police investigate threat made against Waite High School

Toledo Police confirm to WNWO that a threat was made this morning against Waite High School.

TOLEDO -- Toledo Police have issued an all clear for Waite High School after a threat was called in Friday morning.

Students are being moved from the fieldhouse to the school building.

Several police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance were outside the school when WNWO news crews arrived at the scene around 7 a.m. Students and staff were being held in the football stadium as a safety precaution.

Toledo Police said they received two calls of a bomb threat to the high school at 6:15 a.m. and 6:31 a.m. Friday.

Toledo Police Sgt. Joe Heffernan said the department brought a K9 trained at detecting explosives to the scene. Shortly before 9 a.m., authorities moved students from the stadium to the fieldhouse which had been deemed safe and clear.

All students have been accounted for and are safe.

Police were able to finish checking the safety of the school building by 9:20 a.m. Students are being moved into the school to resume their day.

"We are going to take these things very seriously," Sgt. Heffernan said of the threat. "We are going to follow up and see if we can figure out who did this. This is a very serious offense."

Parents are asked to avoid the school as the entrances to the school have been blocked off.

Stay with WNWO and for further updates.

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