Two area high schools close after threats reported

By Allison Reamer Jan 25, 2018 updated 1:13 pm

A potentially connected social media threat between two area schools prompted officials to close St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy and Maumee High School on Thursday, police said.

Police and administration from Maumee schools St. John’s are currently investigating the incidents, which may be connected, said spokesmen from both Maumee and Toledo police departments.

A message through Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia mobile application, was sent to students from both schools shortly before 7 a.m., officials said.

Maumee and Toledo police said the threat was generalized and not directed toward a specific person.

toledopolice are investigating a threat made to @StJohnsJesuit. No students have been harmed. No threat to the surrounding area. Making terroristic threats is a felony offense. If you have information, please call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

— Toledo Police (@ToledoPolice) January 25, 2018

Parents and students were notified in both incidents.

The two agencies are still investigating who sent the message.

“We’re working with service providers to obtain the information we need,” said Lieutenant Siebenaler.

Maumee students were already on their way to school when officials learned about the threat. After police and school administration spoke, students arrived at the school and were accounted for and were then dismissed, said Lieutenant Siebenaler.

There were no injuries in either incident.

No arrests have been made.

Contact Allison Reamer at, 419-724-6506 or on Twitter @AllisonRBlade.