Police: Bomb sniffing dogs called in amid bomb threat at Chillicothe High School
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Police will be present at Chillicothe High School on Thursday after reports of a cyber threat, according to Chillicothe Police Chief Keith Washburn.
Washburn said a suspect made threats beginning at 4AM Tuesday morning to blow up Chillicothe High School, and kill students.
Investigators said problems began when an out-of-state male teen began communicating with a female Chillicothe High School student via Snapchat.
Police said the suspect began making death threats under an alias Snapchat account after the female refused to send him nude pictures of herself.
Cyber detectives said they've located the IP address where the bogus Snapchat account originated.
Chillicothe Police are partnering with The Department of Homeland Security, and authorities from Franklin, Ross and Pickaway counties on the case.
Bomb-sniffing dogs searched Chillicothe High School Tuesday, but discovered nothing according to investigators.