February 08, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fire Finds No Device in Kickapoo Bomb Threat

Springfield Fire Department bomb technicians, in conjunction with Springfield School Police Services, are investigating the bomb threat that occurred at Kickapoo High School Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials were called when school staff discovered a bomb threat written inside a stall of a women's bathroom. The threat indicated the school would be blown up Friday.

In response, Springfield Fire Department bomb technicians advised Springfield School Police, Kickapoo staff and others familiar with the building to perform a search. No suspicious or unusual items were found. Friday morning, teachers and staff made a secondary search and fire department personnel arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.

School police and staff have been advised to continue to watch for unusual activity and/or behavior throughout the day. Springfield fire investigators and school police are currently reviewing surveillance video in an effort to identify the person responsible for making the threat. If caught, person could be charged with the felony of making a terrorist threat.

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For more information, contact: Fire and Life Safety Educator Cara Restelli Erwin, (417) 864-1699.

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Springfield Fire Department

830 Boonville Ave., P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801
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