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Copperas Cove High School cleared of bomb threat


For the second day in a row the Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD) was forced to deal with a bomb threat at one of their schools.

Administrators said they were notified by students at Copperas Cove High School that someone had left a bomb threat on the walls of a bathroom stall around 10:45 a.m., Wednesday.

"Its crazy and I overheard someone say a girl found a note in the bathroom that the bomb is going to go off at 12," senior Miguel Ochoa said.

After discovering the message, teachers signaled the fire alarm to evacuate the students out of the building.

Once outside, the students were told to move further and further away from the school but were not told why.

"None of us really knew what was going on and then you could hear people talking around you and they were telling us that there was a bomb threat yesterday at the junior high and that's why we are out here because there was a bomb threat," junior Lelani Newman said.

School administrators eventually told students about the bomb threat and canceled class for the day.

Parents were told about the incident through the schools warning system and were told to pick up their children around 11:30a.m.

"You could see parents lining up on the street pulling over to the side and it was going to be difficult to get the buses in the middle and some parents were getting out of their car and toward the fences like can I get my kid so it was really hectic," Newman said.

Everyone was able to make it off campus without any major issues. After students were gone teachers and staff gathered at the schools baseball field to talk about what happened and how the school is moving forward.

Once all students left the campus, the Fort Hood K-9 Unit began their sweep of the school. Investigators cleared Copperas Cove High School at 2:45 p.m.

Classes will resume as normal Thursday.

School district officials are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the detention or arrest of the individual and or individuals responsible for this threat.

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