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Woodland responds to bomb threat message in bathroom

A bomb threat message was written on a bathroom stall in the junior high school of Woodland School, but officials determined it did not pose a threat.

It was reported at 11:55 a.m. Monday, and the administration worked with the Livingston County Sheriff's Department in the investigation and security of the building, according to a press release issued by Woodland.

The administration developed a list of suspects based on the video footage of who went in and out of that bathroom in the time frame identified to determine who made the threat. Of the students interviewed, a student admitted to the offense of writing on the stall. The student also told administrators they had no intention of following through with the written threat and had no means of completing what was written.

Classes as well as the school day were not interrupted.

The bomb threat is the second this school year at Woodland. In October, a student wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom stall at the high school portion of the school. That student also was determined not to have intended or have the means to carry it out.

Anyone with additional information regarding the threat is asked to contact Woodland Superintendent Ryan McGuckin, 815-672-5974, or the Livingston County Sheriff's Department at 815-844-0911.

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