CONTINENTAL — Continental school pupils will be searched before entering school the rest of this week after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday. A sixth-grade boy discovered the words “Boom” with a specific date later this week written on the wall at 12:30 p.m. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Continental Police Department were immediately called. The school was not evacuated because the date was not today, Superintendent Gary Jones said. He would not say the specific date. The investigation began quickly and is being taken seriously.“We do have cameras in the hallways and have talked to some students and will be investigating it more tomorrow,” he said. “We take everything very seriously. Hopefully nothing would ever happen but you can’t take that for granted. You have to follow procedure.”For the rest of the week, students will not be permitted to bring bags to school. Students will be searched before entering the building. Students must enter through the breezeway entrance and not before 8 a.m. Law enforcement will be present at the building. The threat comes a day after Lima schools had its fifth bomb threat in a month. A bomb threat was also called into New Knoxville schools Tuesday. “As administrators, when we see all the publicity at one school, we cringe and hope it does not happen at our school,” Jones said. “Sometimes we can’t control those things. It is why we have procedures in place.”You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.