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Elementary school evacuated due to bomb threat

Posted at 12:28 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 23:17:11-04

FAIRFIELD, TX — Fairfield Elementary School was evacuated after a bomb threat was called into their campus on Tuesday morning.

After receiving the call, Fairfield ISD evacuated all students and staff to the intermediate school.

The Freestone County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene to assist Fairfield ISD police, Fairfield police, and Fairfield Elementary faculty and students.

On Tuesday, the district issued issued a statement to parents, "You may pick your student up at FIS if you wish. They will not have their items. The FES campus is off limits at this time."

At 1:15 p.m., the district said the students could return back to the elementary school at 2 p.m.

Freestone County Sheriff Shipley said he was pleased with how quickly everyone responded and how quickly information was obtained during the investigation.

The sheriff's office also commended Fairfield Elementary on its process in "evacuating the building and ensuring all children were safely and securely removed from any possible threat."

According to Fairfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Adams, the bomb threat was found to be not credible.