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Schools closed after bomb threat in Grangeville, Idaho

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jan 09 2013 11:44:18 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 09 2013 02:32:55 PM MST
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GRANGEVILLE, Idaho -

A note warning that a bomb had been placed at Grangeville High School prompted the closure of all the schools in the central Idaho town of just over 3,000.
    
An employee found the note attached to a door at the high school shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday. Grangeville Police called in the Boise Police Department Explosives Unit.
    
Classes at the high school along with the elementary and middle school were canceled.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/TLg9Hq ) the decision to close the elementary and middle school was made because the buses that serve all three schools are parked at the high school. Superintendent Greg Bailey said administrators did not feel comfortable running the buses until the threat level could be determined.
    
Students will have to make up the missed day.

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The following is a press release from the Grangeville Police Department:

Today, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 5:49 a.m., Grangeville Police responded to the report of a bomb threat at Grangeville High School, located on South D Street in Grangeville. 

Officers recovered written material reporting that a bomb had been placed on the school grounds.  The material was located by employees reporting for work.  Officers and Idaho County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and after a cursory examination of the item, called for the Boise Police Department  Explosives Disposal Unit to respond to the scene. 

The school was closed for the day.  South C, D, and E streets are closed at the junction of Lincoln Street.  Additional details will be released when they become available.