UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Martins Ferry City Schools Superintendent Jim Fogle released a statement Tuesday afternoon that schools will reopen Jan. 4.

Schools closed yesterday due to a written threat.

Fogle said the Martins Ferry Police Department, with the assistance of the Wheeling Police Department K-9 unit, cleared the campus for re-entry.

Extracurricular activities will resume today, Tuesday, and school will resume Jan. 4.


MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (WTRF) — Officials with the Martins Ferry City School District have canceled extracurricular activities immediately and classes tomorrow due to a “written threat,” according to their Twitter feed and Athletic Director Greg Harkness.



A letter signed by Superintendent Jim Fogle and posted to Twitter states that “we found a written threat to the health and safety of our students and staff. The threat is alleged to take place at school tomorrow, 12-20-22.”

Fogle writes that the Martins Ferry Police Department will sweep the buildings.

7News reached out to Fogle for more information.

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