Claremore Daily Progress

Education

August 23, 2012

Bomb scare at Justus-Tiawah

CLAREMORE — Justus-Tiawah South Campus students were evacuated at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday due to the bomb threat.

The Rogers County Sheriff’s office reports that a school official received a phone call in which the  caller stated “there was a bomb in the band room” of the school.
Students were evacuated immediately. School buses were moved to provide a protective barrier between the students and school buildings.
Deputies and the Tiawah Fire Department responded to the call.
After a thorough search of the building no bomb was found and students were allowed to return to their classrooms.
It took law enforcement officers approximately 30 minutes to give the all clear for school officials.
Deputies report that the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with officials from AT&T to determine where the call came from.
School officials did report the caller to have a muffled voice that sounded like an elderly male.
This is the second bomb threat in Rogers County in the past month as officials responded July 25 to a threat at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located on Lynn Riggs Blvd.
It is not believed at this time that the two events are related.
Anyone that may have information regarding the bomb threat can contact the Rogers County Sheriff’s Tipline at (918) 341-3620.
Callers may remain anonymous.

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