Asotin authorities investigate false bomb threat

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A false bomb threat was made at Asotin high school Wednesday just after 11 o’clock. Asotin police, deputies, and fire personnel were called to the high school.

Officials evacuated the high school, middle school, and elementary school and the students went to the football field.

Meantime, authorities split up and conducted a full-scale sweep of reach building. By one o’clock, the schools were deemed all clear and safe.

Now, there’s an investigation by the Asotin School Resource Officer.

Asotin Police Chief Monte Renzelman wants to stress that they take these matters seriously.

“We’re going to do everything we can to try and resolve this because it’s as frustrating for us as it is for parents because we have an interest in the school as well,” he said.

“Most of us have kids in the school and we want to make sure the kids but yet we need to find out what’s going on.”

The threat was discovered inside the high school and was immediately reported to the school resource officer.

According to Washington State law the penalty for making a bomb threat to a public building is a class B felony. It carries penalties of up to ten years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.

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