Students leaving the high school late Wednesday morning. (Photo by Rachel Cox)
COPPERAS COVE (December 5, 2012)—Copperas Cove High School students were released at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.
The district said the students were being released at the back student parking lot and said parents or guardians who need to pick up children must do so there and must show identification.
Buses departed at 11:45 a.m.
A police K-9 unit was brought in to help search the school, a process that could take several hours, officials said.
It was the second such threat at a Copperas Cove school in less than 24 hours.
A police K-9 unit greeted students Wednesday morning as they arrived at Copperas Cove Junior High School after a bomb threat was found Tuesday written on a wall in a restroom.
As students entered the school Wednesday, all of their belongings were checked for threatening devices in a process that was completed by around 9 a.m.
Parents and guardians will be notified through letters and phone messages and classes will continue as usual Wednesday, the school district said.
Police swarmed the school at 702 Sunny Ave. after a student discovered 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.
Officials are asking that anyone with information about either threat contact either the school district or Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers.