Another Bomb Threat at Atlantic Middle School – update 11:35-a.m.


November 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Community School District report another bomb threat was discovered and reported to the office at the Atlantic Middle School. In a statement released at around 11:15-a.m., the district says “The Atlantic Police Department was notified. The police have searched the building and feel the building is safe. The Middle School staff and students have been evacuated for a short period of time as a precautionary measure. The school district will continue to work with the local law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students in the district.”

Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson said at 11:30-a.m., classes were dismissed and students sent to the Trojan Bowl. They will return to their classrooms at Noon.

One week ago today (Thursday) a similar bomb threat was discovered at the Atlantic Middle School, and one student, a 12-year old male, was arrested on a charge of making a terrorist threat. On October 5th, a bomb threat was discovered at the Atlantic High School. No arrests have been made in connection with that incident.