DEER PARK, Wash. -- Students and staff in Deer Park High School have been evacuated because of a bomb threat.
A threatening note was found in one of the girls bathrooms around 9:45. It said, “Bomb will go off at 1 today :).”
Deer Park High School staff was notified of the note and the school district made the decision to immediately evacuate the high school. Officials moved everyone to Arcadia Elementary while crews investigate.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded to the school and closed down the immediate area around the high school. No other schools were affected by the evacuation.
Fairchild Air Force Base and the U.S. Marshall Service provided two Explosive Detection K-9 units to search the parking lot and the interior of the school. Once it was determined the campus was safe, the school was released back to the district at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Students were dismissed for the day.
Any type of bomb threat made in Washington State is a class B felony.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.