Bedford City Schools closed again Wednesday

Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 7:49 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 10:14 AM EST
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BEDFORD, Ohio (WOIO) - All Bedford City Schools are closed Wednesday so staff can “review, adjust and practice safety protocols,” according to Bedford City Schools officials.

Classes were cancelled Tuesday after a threat was received online.

Bedford police, along with the Cleveland FBI office and several SEALE departments, handled the investigation and arrested a 14-year-old freshman at his home.

Police said the 14-year-old boy did not have access to any weapons and made a “conscious decision” to make the threats in hopes of having school cancelled.

“The safety of the students and staff was the top priority in every decision made during this time. Hopefully this lesson resonates with anyone else that is looking for an easy day off,” posted Bedford police on their Facebook page.

Classes will resume on Thursday, Dec. 8.

“Again, though there was no credible threat, we refuse to take these things lightly. We believe in working as a family, and being reflective in an effort to provide the safest environment for all members of the learning community,” said Bedford City Schools Communications Coordinator Denise Dick.

In October 2021, Bedford City Schools installed metal detectors and upgraded its security cameras at Bedford High School.