Bomb Threats Made at Two Meridian Schools

Two bogus bomb threats were made by phone around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to Marion Park Alternative School and Ross Collins Vocational-Technical Center.

Students were moved to a safe location outside of the buildings and teachers took class roll to account for all students, faculty and staff.

"Everybody involved and everybody that needed to have a crisis management plan or a crisis management manual had one. The high school, all the buildings have one. Everybody knew that was the first thing to do, go down the check list," said Dr. Terry Larabee, interim superintendent. "Calling law enforcement, notifying everybody, getting everybody out of the buildings and going step by step. So there was a procedure in place and that helped us through this process."

Law enforcement did a sweep of the buildings and found nothing threatening.

School officials say if and when the person who made the threats is found, they will be dealt with by local law enforcement.

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  • by MRM Location: Meridian on Apr 11, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    The whole 'I'm gonna blow up the school!' routine is so cliche. I'm tired of having to stand out in the rain while the buildings are searched for bombs. People are so stupid sometimes it makes me sick to my stomach to know that there is such immaturity in this town.
  • by anonymous Location: anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 at 09:32 AM
    I think whoever done this needs to be caught and deallth with immediatly ...this caused lots of problems and a waste of time for us and our community
  • by Teacher Location: in agreement on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:27 PM
    Teacher, I agree with you 100%. I hope they catch the twerp and put his or her sorry butt in jail! The district and LEO should have zero tolerance for this.
  • by Teacher Location: Meridian on Mar 25, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    This is the time of year that this kind of crap starts. State testing is just around the corner and some ignorant people will do anything to mess up the testing environment.
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