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Bomb threat sends SKHS students home early
Students and staff were dismissed ar 1:30 p.m. today. May 2, from South Kitsap High School due to a bomb threat, according to a statement posted on the South Kitsap School District website.
The call in about 12:40 p.m., according to media reports.
The district closed the school early in the interest of student and staff safety as the threat was intended to be carried out at the end of the school day.
All students and staff were immediately evacuated while Port Orchard police and Navy Region Northwest’s bomb squad conducted sweeps of the building and grounds.
Students and staff followed emergency procedures and the evacuation occurred in a calm and organized manner.
“We take all threats seriously and will always do whatever it takes to keep our students and staff safe,” stated Superintendent Michelle Reid on the district’s website. “The building has been carefully searched by law enforcement and will be monitored closely. We are working with law enforcement in our decision-making process as we move forward. Parents and students will be notified of any changes. Safety is our top priority. We will take all precautions to keep all staff and students safe.”
Automated calls were sent out by the district and sent home letters with students about the incident.
South Kitsap High School is the largest high school in the state with more than 2,200 students.