Threats against 2 schools investigated

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Latest: 4:10 pm, 11/28/17, Tuesday 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Bomb threats forced evacuations at Springfield High School and Grant Middle School. The threats were called in just before 11 am.

After a search, police gave the all clear. It’s the third bomb threat for the high school and first at Grant.

Just two months ago, a 14-year old was arrested for previous threats. Since then, a K-9 officer was added to the force to help monitor schools.

Students and parents say they’re fed up. The threats add up to a total of eight threats at schools in the city this year. 

Original: 11:49 am, 11/28/17, Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating bomb threats at two schools.

The district released a statement threats to Grant Middle School and Springfield High School began with phone calls about 10:40 am.

Officials say students and staff are safe, but have been evacuated to off-campus sites. Authorities say they do not feel this is a credible threat and are not sending students home.

Classes will resume as soon as possible.

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