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Bloomington High School North placed on lockdown after bomb threat


Bloomington High School North went into lockdown after receiving a bomb threat around noon Monday.

Bloomington Police Department Lt. John Kovach said two Monroe County Community School Corporation employees received calls from the same number at 11:34 a.m. and 12:03 p.m. Monday morning. 

The first call, Kovach said, was difficult for the administrator to understand. The second call was clearer and told the school employee they had "10 minutes to find the bomb" in the east wing of the school.

Andrew Clampitt, the MCCSC spokesperson, said police were called by school officials immediately after the second call.

The school was in lockdown for about 60 to 90 minutes, Clampitt said. 

During that time, students remained in their rooms and the Bloomington Police Department investigated the threat and did a visual inspection of the school with the staff.  BPD officers determined the bomb threat was not credible and the school was safe.

School administrators then placed the school back into normal mode.

The number which called the school was spoofed Verizon number, Kovach said, and was not an active account. 

"We went into our safety protocols immediately," Clampitt said. "We're just thankful the threat wasn't credible."

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