Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Iowa City: Tate High School Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

There were local news reports yesterday that schools in Altoona, Marion, and West Des Moines were evacuated due to bomb threats. It was reported that this also affected schools nationwide. We were told that it was an automated phone call threat. We were told that these calls affected high schools, junior high schools, and elementary schools.

For some reason, the local media failed to point out until earlier today that Tate High School of Iowa City was also evacuated yesterday due to a bomb threat. At least, Iowa City's bomb threat was buried among news reports.

According to the Press-Citizen...
Tate High School in Iowa City was evacuated after receiving a phone call about a bomb threat, Iowa City Police Sgt. Chris Akers and school staff confirmed...

A phone call of a bomb threat came to Tate Monday morning, Kristin Pedersen, the district's coordinator of community affairs, said via email. Iowa City police were notified, and students were sent home as the department assessed the threat, Pedersen said. The police department could not provide specific details. An email was sent to Tate parents at 12:30 p.m., Pedersen said.
My son isn't a student at Tate High School. But I usually receive email and phone alerts from the school when big things happen. Like a bomb threat that evacuated one of the district's high schools.

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