Bomb threats being investigated


Staff report



VALLEY TOWNSHIP — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that his office has currently been working jointly with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a result of two bomb threats being called in to a local school.

On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communication Center received a call from Valley High School reporting a bomb threat made to their school. Deputies responded to that location, as well as the Valley Township Fire Department. A search of the location was made with nothing being found.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communication Center received another call from Valley High School reporting an additional bomb threat being made to their school. Once again, deputies responded with the Valley Township Fire Department to that location. A search of the location was made with nothing being found.

Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective, Dan Malone, reached out to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after learning that their county had received bomb threats. The investigation revealed that the calls were being made by an 18-year-old adult male from Georgia. Nicholas John Frances Hall, 18, of 1385 Washington Road, Thomson, Georgia, has been identified as the subject responsible for the threats.

Nicholas Hall was arrested on warrants (Washington County warrants) for Inducing Panic, a second-degree felony, and making Terroristic Threats, a third-degree felony. Hall is currently in custody in McDuffie County, Georgia. Detective Dan Malone will be forwarding the Scioto County cases to the Scioto County Prosecutor, Shane Tieman, to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury.

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Staff report