Herald Staff Writer
Detectives in Barberton investigated and know where the Dec. 14 bomb threat at Barberton Middle School came from.
“The Barberton Detective Bureau continued the investigation and discovered the origin of the email and account owner name,” Barberton Patrolman Marty Eberhart said. “The email originated and was sent from outside the United States.”
Eberhart said detectives had reached out to federal authorities as well as officers in the originating country in Europe.
Shortly after the school day started Dec. 14, the middle school got the email threatening a bomb and other violence. The school went into lockdown while staff and police searched, finding no evidence of a threat and determining the email was a hoax.
“The school’s safety protocols worked as designed and at no time were any students or staff in danger or at risk of any physical harm,” Eberhart said.