The Bergman High School in Boone County was evacuated Monday after a student found a note warning that a bomb was in the building. Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore said all of the buildings at the school were searched but no bomb was found.
Sheriff Moore said investigators spoke with several students during the day but no arrests were made. Evidence was collected and additional interviews are expected to be conducted this week. Some details related to the bomb threat, according the sheriff, were not made public in an effort to maintain the integrity of the case.
Moore said the evacuation of the school went smoothly because of communication and coordinated efforts of the school and public safety officials. The first priority, he said, was the safety and security of the students at the school. The sweep of the school was conducted by the sheriff's department, officers of the 14th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Harrison Police Department. Boone County Deputy Chris Burnett, the Bergman School Resource Officer, coordinated evacuation efforts with the school staff and deputies who responded to the threat.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department is seeking public assistance with the investigation and Sheriff Moore said information about the bomb threat or any other crime may be given to the sheriff's department anonymously by telephone or on their website, boonesheriff.com.
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