Update: J.S. Wilson cleared for students, staff to return Thursday after reported bomb threats

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WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — 3 p.m. update: Police have cleared J.S. Wilson, and students and staff can go back to school Thursday after two reported bomb threats at the school this week.

The Millcreek Township School District has announced the Millcreek Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police have cleared J.S. Wilson Middle School, and students and staff will be allowed to return to the school Thursday, November 18.

According to the school district, the state police K-9 unit searched the building and campus thoroughly on Wednesday. Nothing was discovered. The Millcreek Police Department says it will continue to investigate both threats.

Anyone who left items in the building during the evacuation to Chestnut Hill can retrieve their belongings Thursday morning. Counselors will also be available to students.

The school district released the following statement in part:

“All threats to our schools, districts, teachers, or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We wanted to ensure our families received the details of today’s event with prompt, updated communications. We ask that our families please take the opportunity to discuss with your child and emphasize the seriousness of this issue. If you discover anything that can assist in the investigation or have any questions or concerns, please contact the MTSD Safety Department.”

WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com — J.S. Wilson Middle School in Millcreek has been evacuated after a second bomb threat in two days.

J.S. Wilson students were evacuated to neighboring Chestnut Hill Elementary School until they could be dismissed at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Chestnut Hill students were not affected by the threat and were not dismissed early.

The Millcreek Township School District is reporting on its website that the school district was notified of the bomb threat mid-morning Wednesday. A student reported seeing a bomb threat in a bathroom, leading to the immediate evacuation of J.S. Wilson.

This is the second bomb threat in two days, a Millcreek Township School District spokesperson confirmed to Action News. Tuesday’s bomb threat was also seen in a bathroom, but there was no evacuation as it was reported just before dismissal.

The Millcreek Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police are currently investigating the threat.

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