Lake City High School was declared “all clear” by police around 3 p.m. following a bomb threat discovered by school officials this morning.
The school’s 1,450 students were evacuated around 1 p.m. then released from school shortly after, said Laura Rumpler, the Coeur d’Alene School District’s spokeswoman.
School administrators received a note around 11:38 a.m. saying a bomb was going to go off, Rumpler said.
Students who walked to school were allowed to leave before the standard 2:30 p.m. release time. Those that rode the bus were transported first to the North Idaho Fairgrounds before boarding buses for home. Students who drove had to have their cars cleared by law enforcement before being allowed to depart, Rumpler said.
Two notices have been sent to parents via email or through postings on a notification section of the district’s website.
Around 2:30 p.m., word was also received of a suspicious package at nearby Woodland Middle School but police quickly found the package and determined it not to be a threat, Rumpler said.