Jarrell: Deputies investigate after school bomb threat

Published: Jul. 26, 2018 at 5:10 PM CDT
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The “all clear” has been given after a bomb threat was called in to Jarrell Elementary School, officials announced Thursday.

Superintendent Bill Chapman said the threat came in as a voicemail and was discovered by a staff member checking messages.

“It was a blanket threat, it seemed like it was almost a cartoonish voice,” said Chapman.

“But it was made from an untraceable number, so no telling if it was or wasn’t serious.”

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate.

“They came out and cleared the building and made sure it was safe,” said Chapman.

“We appreciate their rapid response to this situation.”

Chapman said because of summer vacation only administrative staff was on the campus.

“As always, our primary purpose is to take care of the safety and security of Jarrell ISD and our students,” said Chapman.

“JISD will remain diligent to ensure that safety.”

Jarrell ISD ended the school year with approximately 1,750 students.

Calls to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office weren’t immediately returned.