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September 24, 2020

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School opens Thursday AM; police continue investigation; extra officers on duty at school

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief provided The Icon with the following update involving today's evacuation of the Ada school:

During dismissal on February 24, 2016, the Ada High School office received a suspicious phone call. 

Law enforcement was notified immediately and all buildings on campus were evacuated. 

Officers from the Ada Police Department as well as deputies from the Hardin County Sherriff’s office were dispatched to the school.

They were assisted by the Allen County Bomb squad. All buildings on campus were cleared and determined to be safe. 

Ada Schools expressed appreciation for the work and support of law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of students and staff.  

The incident is still under investigation. Ada PD will have extra patrols during school hours while the investigation continues.