No bombs were found in Kenwood Elementary Monday after the building principal opened a letter that
contained a threat.
At 3:30 p.m., Kenwood Principal Kathleen Daney opened the letter, threatening a pipe bomb at the school.
The handwritten letter stated, “I have set a pipe bomb set to go off at Kenwood,” according to a
statement released to parents and guardians by Francis Scruci, superintendent of Bowling Green City
The envelope had a return address of a rental property that is a vacant property, Scruci said.
He sent a district-wide alert out at 3:52 p.m.
The bomb squad was called and the K-9 unit from Bowling Green State University responded and searched the
building, according to Bowling Green Police Division Chief Tony Hetrick. Nothing was found, he said.
Police were still at the scene at 5:30 p.m.
Security will be upgraded for the rest of the week “to make certain our buildings are safe and our
students and staff are safe,” Scruci said in his alert.
Classes were being dismissed when the letter was opened. All adults in the building were evacuated and
students waiting for a bus was taken outside to their bus.
“I don’t believe there is a credible threat,” Hetrick said, explaining receiving such a threat by mail is
The letter was sent through the U.S. Postal Service.
“Anyone with any information that could lead to the identity and arrest of the person who sent this
letter would be asked to come forward immediately,” Scruci stated. “Schools will be in session tomorrow.
As always the safety of our students and staff is paramount and we will take all necessary precautions
to make certain of that. We again thank the BGPD for their support and immediate response to our