Bomb threat at middle school prompts quick school reaction

Chris Wilcox
Staff writer

Police dogs barking outside the Calloway County Middle School caused alarm for parents waiting across the street at the Murray State Expo Center Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. due to an unsubstantiated bomb threat.

Calloway County Schools Public Information Officer David Dowdy said the district’s middle school students were evacuated to the high school this afternoon following the threat.

School officials locked the premises, and bus riding students were not let out of the school until 3:15 – 15 minutes past their usual release time.

State police were on scene and blocking car rider’s access to pickup zones.

At 3:25 p.m. car riders were still held at the high school and were to be released upon the announcement of an all clear.

At 3:35 p.m. an all clear was issued and all students were released.

Dowdy said as the administration was dealing with juveniles, no specific information regarding the threat could be released but he said a state police investigation is currently underway.

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