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.
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No bomb was found, and schools were to operate on their normal schedules today, Howard said.
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