A bomb threat at Lufkin High School disrupted classes for about an hour Wednesday morning. Lufkin police were called in after the school received a bomb threat from a caller using a pay phone. The building was evacuated and the students were taken to nearby Abe Martin football stadium.
The building was swept twice by a bomb squad. No evidence of a bomb was discovered. The building was released back to school officials and students were returned to class.
Brenda Hill, Associate Superintendent for LISD, says details of the prank call are not being released. "Administrators took appropriate action in calling local authorities, as well as removing our students to an alternate site. Within minutes, the local authorities were there -- the police department, the fire department -- and were investigating the entire facility, sweeping the entire campus for anything that was unsafe. Their conclusion was there were no bombs on campus, and there wasn't anything there unsafe for our students," said Hill.
Hill said police will continue to investigate, and LISD is offering a substantial reward through Crime Stoppers for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. Tips can be made anonymously through the campus program or regular Crime Stoppers at 639-TIPS. If you have information, you should call the Lufkin Police Department or Crime Stoppers.