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Spokane charter school Pride Prep closed by bomb threat

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

An emailed bomb threat closed Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, on Friday.

“We wanted to make sure we had covered our bases,” said Principal Brenda McDonald.

McDonald said she didn’t know whether or not the threat was sent by someone affiliated with the school. Students were only scheduled to attend school for a half-day Friday.

“I think the recent events in the community impact decision-making,” she said. “I think everyone asks a lot more questions right now.”

The Freeman High School shooting in September has made everyone more cautious, she said.

In an email McDonald sent to parents, she said that, after conducting security sweeps of campus, it was determined there was no “active threat on campus.”