According to sheriff's reports, homemade bombs constructed out of 2-liter bottles of Faygo, aluminum foil, and some type of liquid were placed inside the mailboxes of Jeffrey and Teresa Hayward in the 300 block of Luther Road in Minford, and Patrick and Barb Day in the 100 block of Lyons Road in Minford.
Both Teresa Hayward and Barb Day are teachers at Minford High School, teaching home economics and art class, respectively. Both are also student advisers.
Hayward's mailbox was made of strong metal, protecting it against the blast and causing the bottle to shoot out from the mailbox. Day's mailbox, however, was completely destroyed, and the fire marshal arrived on the scene to collect evidence.
Minford Superintendent Dennis Meade said that to his knowledge, Hayward and Day share no common thread within the school that might cause someone to want to retaliate against them both.
“I would imagine the principal will make the staff aware that it's happened. Whether or not it's related to the school is another thing. It could be entirely unrelated, but I'm sure Principal Shaffer the assistant principal will look into it,” Meade said. “They have their ways of finding out things.”
Meade said no bomb threats have been made to the school.
No injuries were reported in the incidents, and no arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation by the Scioto County Sheriff's Office.
RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 235.