Ogden school evacuated after written bomb threat

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Loretta Park

OGDEN — A written bomb threat was found Tuesday morning at Ogden’s Shadow Valley Elementary School, prompting an evacuation, a search by the Ogden Police Department, and the use of bomb sniffing dogs from Hill Air Force Base.

The letter stating a bomb had been placed in the school was found in a boys’ bathroom at about 11:30 a.m., said Donna Corby, Ogden School District spokeswoman.

“We evacuated children out of the building, to a student relocation area. Parents were called to pick up their children. The Ogden Police Department has swept the school, and now they have dogs in the school,” Corby said, about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

About 590 students, in grades kindergarten through sixth, attend the school, principal Don Mendenhall said recently.

Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle said parents can pick up their children at the reunification center. Parents should bring a photo identification and plan to go through security to get their children. Afternoon kindergarten was canceled.

Croyle said no other school has been threatened.

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