Flash staff report
November 3, 2022
Before noon on Thursday, an anonymous handwritten bomb threat was placed at Henderson Jr High. According to the Stephenville Police Department, the bomb squad and a team of both SPD and Erath County Sheriff’s Deputies worked together with the ATF agents, who were sent to assist, and cleared the campus.
Stephenville PD and Stephenville ISD officials said students and faculty were evacuated to the Bond Auditorium on Overhill Street without any injuries and were kept safe throughout the ordeal. Once the building was swept and cleared, SISD officials said classes would resume.
Stephenville ISD officials said parents are permitted to pick up their students if they wished. Anyone checking out students must be on the contact list filed with the school showing they are allowed to check out their students. Please have ID available.
“The Stephenville Police Department has thoroughly searched the Henderson Junior High campus and it is safe for students to return,” reported Eric J. Cederstrom, Ed.D., SISD Superintendent. “The students will be bussed back to the campus at 2:30 to retrieve their belongings and will dismiss following the regular schedule. After 2:30, students will need to be picked up at Henderson Junior High.
“As always, we appreciate the Stephenville Police Department for their quick response and support. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience and take every opportunity to keep our kids safe.”