All Clear In Springdale High Bomb Threat; Students Back In Class

Springdale High students returned to class early Wednesday (April 23) after being evacuated in a bomb threat at the school, officials said.

Students were let back into class about 10:05 a.m. after being out for 1 hour and 18 minutes, said Rick Schaeffer, school district spokesman.

Parents were allowed to pick up students during the threat.

The evacuation happened after scribblings that included the word “bomb” were found on a wall outside the school, Schaeffer said.

The message was noticed when the first students arrived this morning, he said.

Students were evacuated to the football stadium while authorities investigated the threat. Schaeffer said no students were allowed inside the building during the evacuation.

The Bentonville Police Department bomb-sniffing dog was at the high school early Wednesday as authorities swept the campus, looking for any dangerous device, authorities said.

No bomb was found, and no one was injured in the incident, officials said.

 

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