FORT WAYNE – A bomb threat Tuesday prompted evacuations at two Fort Wayne high schools, but searches yielded no explosives.
A handwritten note was found in South Side High School and reported to city police about 7:40 a.m. Officer Michael Joyner said the note stated that bombs at South Side, North Side, Wayne and Northrop high schools would explode by 7:45 a.m., which failed to happen.
School officials decided to evacuate South Side and Wayne but not North Side and Northrop, said Krista Stockman, Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman. She declined to say what led to that decision.
Police officers and school employees searched all four high schools and found nothing suspicious, said Joyner, a police spokesman.
Students at South Side and Wayne resumed classes about an hour after the schools were evacuated, Stockman said.
Police have no suspects. I feel comfortable well get to the bottom of it, Joyner said.
The threat in Fort Wayne came a day after a bomb scare led to an evacuation at Bluffton High School. Just before 10 a.m. Monday, school administrators reported to Bluffton police that a threatening note had been found in a school bathroom, Chief Tammy Schaffer said.
Using surveillance video, police narrowed their investigation to a few students.
A 16-year-old girl and 19-year-old Ashley Tierney told police they were responsible and no bombs were in the school, Schaffer said.
The students were each charged with a felony count of false informing.