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Nothing found after bomb threat at school

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Stacy Vogel
January 19, 2010
— Edgerton High School students returned to regular classes Monday afternoon after being evacuated for a bomb threat.

A student reported finding a bomb threat written in the boys bathroom at about 12:30 p.m., Principal Mark Coombs said. Staff decided to evacuate students to the gymnasium at Edgerton Community Elementary School next door.


Staff and Edgerton police officers spent about an hour searching the building and grounds, including classrooms, closets and lockers, Coombs said. Nothing was found.


Students returned to class at about 2 p.m., Coombs said.


An automatic alert went to parents when the building was evacuated and again when the evacuation was canceled.


Coombs declined to say what was written in the bathroom because the investigation is ongoing.


This is the second bomb threat found this year in a bathroom at the school. On Sept. 15, a student reported finding a message in a different bathroom that said “Bomb this Friday.” Staff searched students and the school before classes started the next Friday and found nothing.


In that case, officials couldn’t tell how long the message had been there. Officials are fairly confident the message found this week was written recently, Coombs said.


It’s too soon to tell if the messages were written by the same person, he said.


Class will continue as normal the rest of the week, Coombs said.



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