I noticed a ruckus a brewing at the local high school this morning. It’s just been confirmed that the ruckus is the result of a bomb threat. Students have been moved to the football field: and police are on the scene. (I might eat these words if pieces of brick hit the house later, but how much you want to bet someone had a test for which they didn’t study?)
UPDATE: Students are not being released to parents because administrators and local authorities have the campus secured. A search is being conducted. According to Media Rep for CHS Donald Anderson, updates will be given on the hour and will be available through central office and on the website for Hawkins County Schools. Video statement here since I cannot get it to embed.
UPDATE: Persia Fire Department, Hawkins County EMS and THP were on scene as well as local law enforcement. According to Anderson, the evacuation was announced over the school PA at 7:35a.m. I received the first student text at approximately the same time. According to the chatter, the bomb threat was spray painted on a wall. Anderson confirmed this. Students and staff were evacuated immediately. As I left the scene, additional emergency personnel were being called in to deal with potentially irate parents.
UPDATE: Kids are headed back to class. No word on if they’ve got a suspect… but if they do, I’m guessing someone is in a load of trouble…