Bucyrus schools closed Thursday following bomb threat on Twitter

Bucyrus police cruiser. (FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

The Bucyrus City School district said they received a bomb threat on Twitter around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The district said they have closed all campus buildings for the day.

“We are working collaboratively with the City of Bucyrus Police Department, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Allen County Sheriff’s Office to ensure that all our buildings are safe,” said Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel. “We take threats to the safety and security of our students and staff very seriously and will work diligently to secure our buildings.”

The Allen County Sheriff's Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatched bomb sniffing dogs to the elementary and secondary school buildings per Kimmel.

“We are working diligently to make sure the school buildings in our community are safe,” said Bucyrus Chief of Police David Koepke. “I appreciate the assistance of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Allen County Sheriff’s Office and State Highway Patrol in securing our buildings.”

The school was expected to hold a press conference on their Facebook page to share more information.

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