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Monroe City high school students back in class after bomb threat

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Monroe City Superintendent Jim Masters says law enforcement officials have determined there was no danger and students have returned to class after a bomb threat was received at the high school building Friday morning.

"The school district would like to applaud the response of our students, faculty and staff in managing a safe and orderly evacuation and relocation effort," Masters said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "The quick response and professionalism of city, county and state law enforcement, fire department and ambulance district personnel are greatly appreciated."

Masters released a timeline of Friday morning's events as follows:

  • 7:55 a.m. - Note found and reported to high school office personnel
  • 8:02 a.m. - Monroe City Police Department notified
  • 8:03 a.m. - Monroe City police officers arrive at school, administration decides to evacuate high school students and put middle and elementary schools on lockdown
  • 8:05 a.m. - Fire department, Monroe County Ambulance, Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol notified and arrive within minutes
  • 8:15 a.m. - Evacuated students arrive at alternate location, police officers and high school principal conduct personnel sweep to make sure all individuals are out of the building
  • 9:30 a.m. - Missouri Highway Patrol conducts physical sweep of the high school facility, review of security camera video is initiated
  • 10:45 a.m. - Physical search and video review completed
  • 10:50 a.m. - Elementary and middle schools brought out of lockdown, high school students brought back to building

"All citizens of our community can be assured that the safety and well-being of our students and school personnel were in capable hands," Masters added.

Calls to the Monroe City Police Department have not been returned to WGEM.

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