Police working to trace bomb threat phone calls made to schools
CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) -- Caldwell Police are now working to trace who ever made bomb threats at three Caldwell area schools Tuesday.
Students were evacuated at Vallivue High School due to a bomb threat, as well as Jefferson Middle School and Washington Elementary. No bombs or suspicious devices were found at any of the schools.
Caldwell Police say they are now looking into the possibility that two people called in the threats on separate phones. One caller sounded to be "younger sounding."
School district officials say there was a threat of a possible bomb in one of the vehicles at the parking lot at Vallivue. Police searched the grounds, parking lot and the school. Students have been evacuated to the nearby soccer field. About 1,900 students go to the school.
Streets around the high school have been cordoned off. Students at Vallivue are now being released for the day. Parents will be allowed to pick up their children.
Dr. Pat Charlton, superintendent, told KBOI 2News that someone made a 911 and left a message saying there was a bomb in the school parking lot.
"I'm feeling like that's my baby girl and I want her out of there," said Susan Myers, a mother of a Vallivue daughter. "I'm freaking out."
Myers said her daughter texted her and said all the students are fine.
Charlton said this is the first bomb threat at the school in about four years.
Other Caldwell schools were also evacuated or locked down Tuesday morning as a precaution.
School will resume normal activites Wednesday morning.
The penalty for making a false report of an explosive device is punishable by up to five years in prison.