Chiloquin, Ore. – About 140 students were evacuated from Chiloquin High School Thursday morning due to a bomb threat.
Chiloquin High School Vice-Principal Scott Preston says staff were notified of the threat shortly before 10. “We had a student report a handwritten message threat on walls in the bathroom.”
Preston adds that notifications were sent to parents, and students were evacuated from the school. “We bussed our students off campus, and had the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office come in, and did a sweep with a dog, and three officers.”
Melody Giller got one of the notifications. “They said there was a bomb threat at the high school, and could we pick up our child.”
Police completed their search of the school, and students returned shortly before 11:30.
If found, the person responsible for the bomb threat will face immediate disciplinary action.
“Up to expulsion.” Said Vice-Principal Preston. “We’ll do a thorough investigation, and we’ll involve our district office on that.”
Preston says this is the first bomb threat at Chiloquin High School in the past two years.
Another Klamath County school, Mazama High School, was evacuated for several hours last month after a bomb threat.