For Immediate Release
January 9, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 5:49 am. Grangeville police were called to Grangeville High School this morning after a school employee found written material indicating that a bomb was on the school grounds.
According to Police Chief Morgan Drew, an employee reporting to work at the school found a hand written note attached to an entrance door of the high school located at 910 South D Street. The note stated that a bomb had been placed at the school. Due to the ongoing investigation, the manner and approximate alleged location of any bomb will not be disclosed at this time. The note was found prior to the start of the school day before children were on campus.
“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.
The school remains closed at this time and the Boise Police Department Explosives Disposal Unit is enroute to Grangeville to sweep and clear the high school campus. They are estimated to arrive in Grangeville around 2:30 pm today.
There are no street closures or neighborhood evacuations in place at this time. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Department is assisting the Grangeville Police Department in sealing off the high school and investigating the incident.
Chief Drew adds that regardless of today’s outcome, there will be extra security checks at the school throughout the week.