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BONNERS FERRY, Idaho-- A recent bomb threat forced Boundary County School District leaders to revoke privileges at Bonners Ferry High School. Yet, the change only impacts male students.
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District leaders alerted parents on Saturday, October 12th that Bonners Ferry High School would be a closed campus for all male students.
“Students must either bring their own lunch or purchase one from the school,” stated the email alert.
School officials stated that a recent bomb hoax prompted the change. Teachers evacuated Bonners Ferry H.S. on the prior Thursday due to the threat. The threat was found in the boys’ bathroom around 9:30 a.m. Students were evacuated for about two hours during the search. School resumed as normal after law enforcement gave the go ahead.
Nothing was found and there were no reports of any injuries.
School officials have dealt with ten separate bomb threats within the last year. All of the threats.
District leaders have dealt with ten separate bomb threats within the last year. All of the threats turned out to be hoaxes.
“Of course I think it's serious,” said Superintendent Dick Conley. “We'll evacuate the whole school because a student, a student is pulling a prank."
Security footage leading up to the most recent threat shows only males entering the bathroom where the threat was found.
Conley has received complaints from parents about keeping male students on campus. He said he understands but said he has no other choice.
“I agree with them. At the same time, bomb threats are not fair. Not fair to all the students," added Conley.