Children and staff safely evacuated
Jordan Ferguson, Corporal/Patrol, PIO, 509.363.8285, email@example.com
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:59 p.m.
Spokane Police respond to telephone threat at Jefferson Elementary. Children and staff were safely evacuated; nothing suspicious located. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Today, March 31, 2915, at approximately 1:00 pm, Spokane School District 81 security officers contacted the Spokane Police Department regarding a possible threat at Jefferson Elementary on E. 37th Ave.
The school indicated they had received a phone call saying there would be a terrorist attack at the school.
Spokane Police officers worked with District 81 security officers to safely evacuate and search the school. A trained police explosive detection K-9 was brought in to assist with the search.
Children were either transported home or released to their parents/guardians.
No suspicious device was or suspicious circumstances were located. Investigation into the threatening phone call is ongoing.
The Spokane Police Department would like to thank the students, parents and staff for their cooperation.
This incident is an excellent example of the working relationship between the Spokane Police Department and District 81.
Officer John O'Brien