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West Marshall schools evacuated after bomb threat

Nothing found and school resumed Tuesday

October 24, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

STATE CENTER - The unfortunate occurrence of a bomb threat has once again returned to West Marshall schools.

A note written on a bathroom stall at the high school included the threat and school officials evacuated all three schools in State Center for approximately an hour Tuesday morning.

"It wasn't building specific - so when it isn't - we always evacuate all of our buildings to be safe," said West Marshall Superintendent Ned Sellers.

As students spent time at area churches, the facilities were searched and no suspicious devices or bombs were found. School resumed as normal by 11 a.m.

These incidents are becoming all too familiar for Sellers as West Marshall dealt with two bomb threats that led to school evacuations during the 2011-12 school year.

The most recent one being in May, with a note written on a bathroom stall at the high school indicated a bomb was there.

Sellers said these threats have been an inconvenience to the whole district, but they take every threat seriously.

"We have told the kids that we hope they make better choices," Sellers said.

State Center Police, along with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, responded to the schools during this incident and helped with the search.



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