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Bomb threat at Monroe City High School forces evacuation

Posted: Mar. 22, 2013 10:54 am Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 10:15 pm

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

MONROE CITY, Mo. — Monroe City High School students were evacuated this morning after a bomb threat.

Students at the middle and elementary schools, which are part of the same campus but in different buildings, were not evacuated, according to elementary principal Kim Shinn. The middle and elementary schools were expected to remain in lockdown until an all-clear from the high school was received.

Administrators did a walk-through after the evacuation and found nothing out of the ordinary. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was scheduled to sweep the building before students would be permitted to return, Shinn said.

A spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department said it had "no information at this time," and declined further comment.

This is the second bomb threat in seven years to the Monroe City School District. The high school received bomb threats on back-to-back days in February 2006 that forced the evacuation of the four buildings on the district's campus.

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