Greenville City Schools among many area schools to receive email threat

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GREENVILLE – The FBI is investigating email threats sent to several area schools in Ohio, including Greenville City Schools.

According to reports, parents were made aware of the threat, which was an email message threatening school buildings from an account claiming to be a Russian terrorist.

This statement was released from the FBI office in Cleveland…

“The FBI is aware of the bomb threats directed at area schools. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest these to be credible. The FBI takes swatting very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk. Investigating hoax threats drains law enforcement resources and diverts them from responding to an actual crisis. The FBI works with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to gather, share, and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention and often provides resources and guidance in these investigations. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately.”

Reports confirm this threat was sent to schools in other states as well. We will update this story as soon as we are able to confirm more information.