Increased police presence at Auburndale schools following threat
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Police presence at Auburndale schools has been heightened after a bomb threat was discovered.
In a message to the parents, Auburndale District Administrator James Delikowski referenced an Instagram post made on Jan. 2 which “referenced a possible threat to our school safety and may have included a partial picture of a ‘bomb’ threat written in a Middle/High School bathroom stall.”
Delikowski added that “School and Wood County personnel have been working to investigate and assess this potential threat since it was first brought to our attention. After careful assessment the threat was considered to be benign in part due to its nature and a clear date now nearly two weeks past.
“Nevertheless, I have asked Wood County Sheriff’s Department to provide an increased presence in our schools today and in the future. We will continue to exercise all diligence to keep our students and staff safe.”
Officials have determined that there was no imminent threat. The case remains under investigation.