At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015, Pisgah High School was cleared by law enforcement officials after a threatening telephone call. Principal Greg Bailey sent a rapid notification message to students, staff and parents that campus was cleared. School activities will return the regular schedule of events and activities.
“The campus was safe and there was never any actual danger for our students and staff,” said Greg Bailey, principal. “When threatening messages occur we will always follow our safety procedures and protocols. We want to take every reasonable step to protect our students and staff.”
School administrators and teachers quickly evacuated campus after a threatening call was made to the Canton Police Department. At approximately 1:00 p.m. a call was made to the Canton Police Department issuing a bomb alert “in two hours” at Pisgah High School. The police department notified Pisgah High officials who promptly secured the campus and began making the process of evacuation to the school’s athletic stadium.
Officers from the Canton Police Department and supporting law enforcement agencies conducted an extensive sweep of the campus. Law enforcement also directed traffic for parents who came to pick up students.
“We are thankful for the rapid response from the Canton Police Department and school staff,” said Superintendent Anne Garrett. “We are so fortunate to have good partnerships with local law enforcement and staff members who go above and beyond in situations like this.”
“We want everyone to know that school treats are not a joking matter,” said Bill Nolte, associate superintendent. “We will work with law enforcement as they investigate this situation.”
School officials want the community to know that the school will host Madison High School in football this evening as scheduled.
Contact: Dr. Bill Nolte, Associate Superintendent