Schools evacuated following bomb threat

Schools evacuated following bomb threat

CARLINVILLE (April 12, 2018) – Carlinville High School and Middle School students and staff were evacuated to other schools Friday morning, April 6, due to a possible bomb threat to the middle/high school complex.

Superintendent Becky Schuchman said the district was notified of the threat around 10:30 a.m., and students and staff were immediately evacuated, in accordance with the district’s safety protocol. High school students were relocated to the Demuzio Center at Carlinville Primary School, while middle school students were taken to Carlinville Intermediate School. The students were not allowed to leave until released by law enforcement, which cleared the buildings at approximately 2 p.m. Students were dismissed to go home at the regular time.

The school district is still working with law enforcement and the Macoupin County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine the source of the threat and prosecute those involved. As the investigation is ongoing, no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information related to the threat may contact Carlinville Police Department at (217) 854-3221.

“We’re very proud of how our students and staff handled it,” said Schuchman. “Everyone was very calm and did a nice job in a very hectic situation.”