All clear, students safe in Stephenville HS bomb threat incident

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Flash staff report
November 8, 2022

Twice in five days. Two different Stephenville ISD campuses, same method, same result. 

Just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, students and faculty were evacuated from Stephenville High School to Bond Auditorium due to an anonymous handwritten bomb threat found at the campus. According to school officials, seniors were later moved to the Oakdale Methodist Church next door to Bond to allow for more space.

Parents were told not to pick up students at first, but later were allowed to by school officials. By noon, students were sent back to classes because the bomb squad and AFT had searched the school thoroughly and found nothing. 

On Thursday, November 3, a student made an anonymous handwritten bomb threat at Henderson Jr. High in Stephenville. During that incident, students and faculty were also evacuated the SISD Bond Auditorium and then sent back to classes after nothing was found. 

In both cases, parents had the option to pick up their students, however, classes resumed in both instances. 

In the Henderson incident, a juvenile male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threat after an investigation by local law enforcement. Stephenville PD said in a release on Tuesday morning, they will investigate this threat fully. 

“Thank you for your patience and support as we followed the safety protocols we have established,” SISD officials said in a release on Tuesday. “As always, we appreciate the Stephenville Police Department and local law enforcement for their quick response.”

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