School district responds to possible threat

By Melanie Speicher -

SIDNEY — A fourth-grade student faces disciplinary action after allegedly threatening another student on the bus Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sidney City Schools Superintendent John Scheu, the Northwood student told another student they were going to bring a gun to school Wednesday and shoot the other student.

“The bus driver, after hearing students on the bus this morning (Wednesday) talk about this, radioed the Transportation Department with this information,” said Scheu. “The SPD (Sidney Police Department) was notified and arrived at the bus stop where this student gets on the bus.

“We re-routed the bus away from that area and students at that stop were picked up by a school van and transported safely to school. The parents of the fourth-grade student making this threat were notified, a meeting was held with the school principal, and the student is facing school disciplinary consequences for his actions.”

No gun was discovered, said Scheu.

Scheu said any threat is treated seriously by the school district’s staff and administration.

By Melanie Speicher

Reach the writer at 937-538-4822.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4822.