Tumwater police were investigating an anonymous threat that was phoned in to the Tumwater School District's headquarters at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday.
“The caller stated that a bomb had been placed at one of the schools within the district, but did not specify which one,” detective Jennifer Kolb wrote in a news release. “The caller’s voice sounded as if it were a male making the threat.”
According to the phone call, Tumwater Superintendent Mike Kirby was going to receive more information about the threat at 2 p.m., Kolb said. By 3 p.m., no further information had been relayed to the district office, Kolb said.
As a precaution, officials evacuated all 10 schools about 1:50 p.m., according to district spokeswoman Kim Howard. Middle and high school students were released for the day; elementary school students were kept outside for about an hour while police performed sweeps in every building.
No bomb was found, and schools were to operate on their normal schedules today, Howard said.
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