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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Bomb threat closes schools

E-mail threat sent to 44 districts statewide


Last updated 4/13/2023 at 10:40am

Drew Lawson | The Record-Times

Fairchild Air Force Base airmen arrive at Davenport Elementary School with a bomb dog to check for explosives Wednesday, April 12. No bombs were located in the school district after an email threat came to superintendent Chad Prewitt Wednesday.

DAVENPORT - School district officials here quickly canceled classes and after-school activities Wednesday, April 12, after receiving a bomb threat via email.

Statewide, the threat was sent to 44 school districts statewide, including nearby Wilbur, Creston, Coulee City and Hartline.

The threat ended up being harmless.

Here, no bombs were found in the high school or elementary school after a sweep involving two bomb-detecting dogs from Fairchild Air Force Base.

Superintendent Chad Prewitt said the threat came via email around 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.

The email user "Menosouth" wrote, "We have...

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