Polk Co. schools evacuating following bomb threat

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Students from several Polk County school districts are being released early Friday after a bomb threat was called in to a Livingston radio station.

Onalaska Police Chief Ron Gilbert said a woman called radio station KETX and said a bomb would explode at three different schools in Polk County at precisely 1:20 p.m.

The time came and went with no bombs being detonated or discovered.

Gilbert said for precautionary reasons, Onalaska ISD students would release early.

Corrigan-Camden ISD Superintendent Tom Bowman said students are being released early as a precautionary measure.

Gilbert said the radio station named Chester and Big Sandy ISDs in the threat, but the woman also named a third school, which was not understandable.

An employee with KETX confirmed someone called the radio station and made the threat. He said the threat did not make air and it was not even recorded. Law enforcement is at the station now and trying to trace the call.

Officials at Leggett, Goodrich and Big Sandy ISDs also confirmed students are being released early because of the threat.

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