Monday, December 8, 2014

Bomb Threat - What would you do?

I just found out there is a bomb threat at my son's school.  Some parents are picking up their kids.  What would you do if this were you?  This is a copy of the article that was posted a few minutes ago.

Bomb Threat Tweets Put Police & School On Alert

Updated: Mon 1:08 PM, Dec 08, 2014

By: LeAnne Morman

Three tweets threatening sent Monday morning warning of a bomb at Papillion La Vista South High School are being investigated by school administration and police.

Papillion La Vista Schools spokesperson Annette Eyman says the tweets came in one after another on Monday, from an account that was newly created. That account has since been taken off Twitter.

Papillion police searched the school, finding nothing. There are extra law enforcement officers at the school today and the FBI has been contacted. Investigators are working to determine the individual who sent the tweets.

The tweets were from a twitter account and read, in part, "@PLSHSTitans I am serious, I will bomb the school during the day and shooters will be in the building this week, watch out here I come."

"I have bombs made. This week I will bomb the school and put lives in danger, watch out."

An email was sent to parents and an announcement was made to students of the threat, however, school remains in session. Eyman said, "If parents want to call their children out of school, it's certainly the parents' choice as always."

Another News Post

By Marjorie Sturgeon. CREATED 1:21 PM

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) – School officials are investigating threatening Twitter posts directed at Papillion-La Vista South High School.

A spokesperson for the school district says authorities were notified about Twitter posts after they were discovered Sunday afternoon. The district also sent an email to parents Monday:

"We want to make you aware of a situation we are dealing with at Papillion-La Vista South. An anonymous bomb threat was made to our school on social media. Law enforcement was immediately contacted and they are aggressively investigating the situation. We do have additional police presence at the school today. We can assure you we are working with the police to do everything possible to identify the source of the threat. We want to assure you that we are taking all measures to make sure our students and staff are safe and continue to operate in a normal fashion. We ask for your cooperation to help keep this situation in perspective and if your child has any information, please contact a school principal. Thank you for your support and we will keep you informed as more information becomes available."

The posts made on a Twitter account that has been suspended made reference to bombs and a shooting at the school.

Police searched the school, but didn't find anything suspicious, according to school officials.

The FBI and local police are investigating.

Update.  At 9:00 p.m. the student was tracked down and caught.  It was a hoax.

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