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2 bomb threats at 2 District Five schools specify separate dates

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, March 7, 2016

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Bomb threats referenced D.R. Hill on Tuesday, March 8 and Byrnes High School on Friday, March 11.
 
 
 

Bomb threats referenced D.R. Hill on Tuesday, March 8 and Byrnes High School on Friday, March 11.

 

 

 

Two different bomb threats at two schools in District Five referencing two specific dates were reported by district officials to law enforcement today.

District Five received word of the bomb threats, written on bathroom walls inside D.R. Hill Middle School and at Byrnes High School.

Both threats gave reference to specific dates – D.R. Hill referenced Tuesday, March 8 and Byrnes High School’s threat was referenced Friday, March 11.

Principals within those buildings contacted district administrators, who notified law enforcement, according to Melissa Robinette, spokesman for the District,

Working in conjunction with local law enforcement and SLED, the district plans to have officers do a full security sweep of both of those campuses. District Five also plans to have extra officers at those schools, and throughout the entire district on those days as an added precaution.

“Our District takes issues like this very seriously, as they not only disrupt school, but threaten the safety of our entire District Five family,” Robinette stated.

“Because of that, District Five will be offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of the individual or individuals involved in these threats,” Robinette said. “As always, we consider the safety of our students, teachers and staff as our top priority.”

 

 

 

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