Van Buren High School students and faculty were allowed to return to class shortly after authorities deemed the campus was safe Wednesday (March 27) afternoon. The school had been briefly evacuated after a bomb threat was reported.
A message alerting parents about the threat was sent around 11:30 a.m.
It’s the third bomb threat this month that the school district has had to investigate. A threat was reported Monday (March 25) at Northridge Middle School. The school was briefly evacuated.
Before Spring Break, Van Buren High School was evacuated on March 13 due to a bomb threat found on a note in one of the bathrooms, authorities said. Police and bomb-sniffing K9 units were called out but did not find a threat.
The following day, a similar threat was made at Alma High School. At least one student, 18-year-old Kevin Ray Newton was arrested in connection with that threat.
During the same week, Greenwood Police took a 10-year-old student into custody after he allegedly threatened to bring a bomb to Westwood Elementary School on March 15.
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