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October 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Deer Park students evacuated for bomb threat

The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE — Students at Deer Park High School were evacuated today when a student found a bomb threat written inside a stall of the girls’ bathroom.

“Bomb goes off at 1 today,” the threat, written in felt-tip pen said, followed by a smiley face.

An assistant principal reported the threat to law enforcement. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded and summoned a bomb sniffing dog from Fairchild Air Force Base, said Craig Chamberlin, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

The dog arrived around 12:15 p.m. and began with a sweep of the parking lot. Students were evacuated to Arcadia Elementary School.

Bonners Ferry High School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a bomb that never materialized. A note threatening a bomb was found in the girls’ bathroom. The school was searched but nothing was found.

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