Second bomb threat this week at Summit View Schools prompts threat from county prosecutor
Edmundson vows criminal prosecution
Greg Noble, WCPO Digital
12:49 PM, Apr 18, 2013
12:19 AM, Apr 19, 2013
INDEPENDENCE, Ky - The Kenton County prosecuting attorney says he wants to bring the law down on whoever is responsible for the two bomb threats that disrupted classes at Summit View Schools Tuesday and Thursday.
In both cases, threatening notes were left in a restroom, officials said. After Thursday's threat, Kenton County Schools Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey said a camera outside the restroom may have photographed the person who left the note.
Speaking to 9 On Your Side, Prosecuting Attorney Garry Edmondson said he wants the school district to turn over any information so he can pursue criminal action apart from whatever punishment the district hands down.
Edmondson emphasized that this is a criminal act and he believes such threats will stop if the perpetrator is prosecuted.
Cox-Cruey said a student who makes a bomb threat would have to go before the school board and likely face expulsion - plus a ban from attending any school in the district.
Summit View was evacuated at 12:10 p.m. Thursday and officials did a bomb sweep.
About 90 minutes later, Kevin Race wrote on Twitter: "Kids still not allowed back into Summit View schools. Hot sun, no water. As a parent, I'm furious. What's the punishment for the culprit?"
Students were let back in at 2:30 p.m., meaning middle school students missed all afternoon classes and elementary school students still had an hour of school left.