COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bomb threat that forced evacuations at Canal Winchester Middle School and High School Monday morning was deemed "noncredible" by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.
In a press release, the office stated an unidentified male made the threats Sunday toward the Canal Winchester City School District and the Violet Township School District as well as other areas. Although the threat was made Sunday, it's not clear what caused the evacuations Monday around 7:15 a.m.
Authorities said an investigation with the Federal Joint Terrorism Task Force found that the man who made the threat was located near the west coast and the threats were unfounded.
Students in the middle school and high school evacuated into the football field around 7:15 a.m. and then were eventually sent home for the day. Elementary school students hadn't been in class yet at that time.
Authorities are still investigating another bomb threat made toward Pickerington North High School. An emergency notice was sent out to parents and the community, asking residents to avoid the area Monday morning.
In the notice, it said "many entities" have received bomb threats in the last 24 hours, and Pickerington North is one of them. The district is working with the police, and canine units will sweep the building.
The district said all students and staff are safe at this time.
It's not clear whether the bomb threats are connected.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.