Thursday, January 10, 2013

Boise Bomb Squad Assists in Grangeville School Threat

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM

A Boise-based bomb squad had to rush up to the central Idaho community of Grangeville Wednesday afternoon to search a high school after notes warning of a bomb were discovered on the doors of the building.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that, after evacuating and searching the school, it was determined that the threat at Grangeville High School was a hoax.

The high school and a nearby elementary-middle school were closed Wednesday morning, shortly after an employee found multiple notes attached to a door warning of a bomb. That's when Grangeville Police called the Boise Police Department's explosives disposal unit to assist. Grangeville authorities said there was no such expert unit available locally. It took the Boise squad nearly seven hours to respond to the call.

Idaho County sheriff's deputies blocked off the school and surrounding streets during the investigation.

The Tribune reports that the schools were set to reopen this morning, but "there will be heightened police presence at the high school for the rest of the week."

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