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Threatening calls reported at two Dayton high schools

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

Thurgood Marshall High School was one of two Dayton high schools that received a threatening calls from the same phone number Monday afternoon. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER
Thurgood Marshall High School was one of two Dayton high schools that received a threatening calls from the same phone number Monday afternoon. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER

Police are investigating after two Dayton high schools received threats from the same phone number within half an hour Monday afternoon.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall high schools both received threats around dismissal time, said Alex Kincaid, a Dayton Public Schools spokesperson.

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“You have 66 seconds to get everybody out of the school,” a male caller told Dunbar High School before hanging up, according to a police report.

A school security officer cleared the high school.

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The call came in around 2:40 p.m., approximately 20 minutes before Thurgood Marshall reported a threatening call from the same phone number.

“We have someone that screamed in on the phone that they will blow the school up,” a caller from Thurgood Marshall told 911 dispatchers.

The caller, who identified himself as Jim Crutcher, added that students were released early because it was close to their normal dismissal time. Staff also were removed from the building.

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The threats came in from a “bot” phone number, which is not able to be traced, according to a police report.