Schools in Oakland City placed on lock down for a time Thursday.
Indiana State Sergeant Todd Ringle says the threats received were taken seriously – deploying a bomb sniffing dog to search the building, and amassing a heavy police presence in the area of Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior high the rest of the day.
School officials there received information about the threat around 10:40 AM, and notified police
Oakland City University also placed the campus into a ‘shelter in place’ mode as a precaution.
East Gibson Schools Superintendent Mike Brewster says a number of students got texts from an unrecognized phone number, and one student also reportedly received a threatening phone call from the same number.
Ringle though stresses that at no time during the day were any students at risk.
OCU classes resumed a normal schedule about 3 PM Thursday. Students at the other schools were released to their parents if they could come and get them.
Following the threat, the WMHS girls basketball Blue Chip Conference Thursday night opener against Washington Catholic High School was canceled.
Christmas Parade Saturday:
About 50 entries are expected for the annual Snowflake Christmas Parade Saturday night in Princeton.
It’s the official kick off to the holiday season on the courthouse square – and this year follows the return of a Gibson County tradition.
After a two year absence the lights that stretch down from the clock tower of the courthouse return – and they’ll be switched on by Princeton Mayor Brad Schmitt at 5 PM – just before the parade gets underway.
The parade moves north on Main Street, travels around the courthouse square on State Street, and then goes south on Hart Street. Broadway will also be closed to traffic during the parade as well.
OCU’s women hosted Midway University, but fell 80-72.
In Mount Carmel the WVC Lady Warriors win over Missouri Baptist, 95-28.
Then the men’s teams took the court and Wabash Valley improved to 9 and 0 with a 64-62 win over Lewis and Clark.
And Mount Carmel’s Tyra Buss scored a career high 38, but the IU Women’s Team falls to NC State, 84-70.
Girl’s High School basketball:
Princeton beats Harrison, 82-46.
Mount Carmel over Murphysboro, 40-37.
Wood Memorial’s game with Washington Catholic was postponed.
Boy’s play tonight:
Wood Memorial hosts Loogootee.
Vincennes Lincoln hosts Reitz.
South Knox hosts White River Valley.