[Canal Winchester Ohio, November 1, 2022] Sheriff Alex Lape reports that on this date deputies
responded to a reported bomb threat at the Canal Winchester Middle School. School officials coordinated a temporary evacuation while the school was searched by Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and the Columbus Fire Department. A thorough search was conducted utilizing the Columbus Fire Department Bomb Squad Canine Unit. No explosive device was located and no injuries were reported as a result of the evacuation.
Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have identified a juvenile suspect and will be preparing an
appropriate charge referral. Sheriff Lape expresses his appreciation to the Canal Winchester School District, the Columbus Fire Department, and the Lithopolis Police Department for their assistance during this incident.