Bomb scare at Hudson ISD

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - The first day of school was a scary one in Hudson today, as the school had to deal with a bomb scare.

Hudson ISD superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker tells KTRE that an object was discovered at around 7:30 Monday morning outside of the high school.

Surveillance video showed three people leaving the object there. The school immediately put its emergency plan into place, and students were moved inside the building. A bomb squad out of Bossier City, LA was called to the scene, along with the FBI, the ATF, and a bomb-sniffing dog from Dallas.

That dog determined there was no explosive material, but the object was still moved to the furthest point on the property away from the school, and detonated. Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson told KTRE Monday night that the object turned out to be two green  buckets full of plaster.

Whiteker says that the students were able to go about the day without any interruption, and that she is proud of the way the school handled the emergency. Sheriff Henson says three people are being questioned in connection with the incident.