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Bomb threats made to forge, schools

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ANN MARIE AMES
January 22, 2008
— It took less than half an hour to clear Clinton’s three schools after a bomb threat Monday morning, district Administrator Pam Kiefert said.

An anonymous male called Scot Forge, 105 Scott Drive, Clinton, at 10:52 a.m. and reported a bomb at the forge and two of Clinton’s three schools. He gave no other information.


“It was an odd circumstance, because it was not time or place specific,” Kiefert said.


Officials from Scot Forge and the Clinton Community School District as well as fire fighters and police searched common areas of all four buildings. Students and employees were evacuated into the safe areas while the search continued.


The search took 25 minutes, Kiefert said.


“I was very pleased how rapidly the fire department and police deployed,” Kiefert said. “The students were very cooperative. I walked into the gym, and it was completely silent. That’s unusual for a high school. They were great.”


When the buildings were cleared, all normal activities resumed.


Scot Forge, which makes industrial steel bars and parts, is Clinton’s second largest employer, behind only the school district.


There are no suspects at this time.



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