North Idaho school district closes high school for bomb threat

North Idaho school district closes high school for bomb threat

North Idaho school district closes high school for bomb threat

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 3:01 PM

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho -- Officials in a North Idaho school district cancelled classes Wednesday for a bomb threat.

An employee of Grangeville High School on South D Street found the written threat on a door just before 6 a.m.

Local officers and Idaho Co. deputies originally responded. They then called in the Boise Police Department Explosives Disposal Unit to investigate further.

Police say they will not disclose the location of the alleged bomb at this time.

“We consider bomb threats to be very serious due to the potential for serious injury and damage. Threats of this nature are handled on the assumption that a real bomb does exist. School safety is a priority as we work with the school to locate the person or persons responsible for this incident,” Chief Morgan Drew of the Grangeville Police Department said.

Regardless of today’s findings, the school will put extra security checks into effect at the school throughout the week.

Traffic around the schools is running smoothly.

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