Apr 19,2007 00:00
A bomb threat that prompted a lockdown and evacuation of the Crook County Middle School in Prineville Tuesday evening was apparently a hoax, police reported.
The school was locked down and evacuated, Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush said. The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called in from Salem, but they found no explosive device in the locker specified in the written threat.
“As a precaution, the school and every locker in the school were searched,” the chief said. An investigation to determine who made the threat is ongoing.