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After 4 Bomb Threats In Four Days, Local District Schedules Public Meeting

After four bomb threats in four days—the most recent on Friday--a local school district has scheduled a public meeting to present information on safety, security and emergency procedures and answer parents’ questions.

Students leaving Copperas Cove High School Wednesday. (File)

COPPERAS COVE (December 7, 2012)—After Copperas Cove High School was evacuated Friday afternoon for the second time this week because of a bomb threat and two bomb threats at Copperas Cove Junior High School, district officials say they’ve scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center to discuss safety, security and emergency procedures and answer parents’ questions.

“CCISD is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students and staff. We take that responsibility very seriously, as we do any threat seeking to disrupt that security,” Superintendent Dr. Joe Burns said.

Those who have questions may e-mail them to penao@ccisd.com.

Forms for questions and suggestions will also be available at the meeting.

Officials won’t address specific details on the investigation of the threats, the district said.

The first threat was found Tuesday written on a wall in a restroom at Copperas Cove Junior High.

A student found the threat on the restroom wall in the 200 wing of the building following dismissal of classes Tuesday.

The district didn’t disclose the full content of the message, but said it indicated there would be a bomb in the school Wednesday.

Officers and a police K-9 unit searched the school until around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, found no evidence of any threatening device and cleared the building for classes Wednesday, although security was tightened.

On Wednesday Copperas Cove High School students were released at 11:30 a.m. after the discovery of a bomb threat written on a bathroom wall that led to the evacuation of the building.

Officials described the threat as non-specific.

A police K-9 unit was brought in to help search the school.

Copperas Cove Junior High School was evacuated Thursday morning after a written bomb threat was discovered on the wall of a girl’s restroom.

Students were taken to Bulldawg Stadium while five bomb-sniffing dogs from Fort Hood swept the building

Classes resumed at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

No explosives were found in any of the four incidents.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at (254) 547-1111.

Tips may also be submitted online.


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