Southern High School Students Sent Home Early After Second Bomb Threat in a Week

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The Guam Department of Education received five bomb threats in total in just a week.

Guam – Southern High School was evacuated earlier today and a sweep of the campus had to be conducted because of another bomb threat, making this the second bomb threat the school received in a week.

 

Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez says the school evacuation began shortly after 11 am. The Guam Police Department and the Airport’s K-9 unit were called to conduct a sweep of the school. The Guam Homeland Security says the all clear was given at 1:30 pm. The school’s principal says students were sent home for the day. Fernandez can’t confirm if it was another written bomb threat.

Just last week Friday, SHS was placed on lock down and was evacuated after a bomb threat was found written on one of the bathroom stalls. This marks the fifth bomb threat the GDOE received in just a week. 

At Simon Sanchez High School, safety measures continue after another written bomb threat was discovered in a restroom on Friday. This time, the bomb threat is scheduled for tomorrow January 21st. This is the third bomb threat found at the Yigo campus in just a week. Last week Tuesday, a written bomb threat was reported by students inside the women’s restroom. A couple of days later, another written bomb threat was discovered in the men’s restroom.

GDOE Acting Deputy Superintendent Chris Anderson reminds students that calling or writing bomb threats is classified by DOE and GPD as terroristic conduct. Notwithstanding the criminal actions taken by the police, students found guilty of this offence are subject to suspension and possible expulsion.

Because of the recent bomb threats, safety measures are being implemented at both schools. Sweeps will be conducted in the morning and afternoon, restroom access will be controlled, and after-school activities will be limited at both schools. 

 

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  1. Imagine the students having to wait out in the open under clear skies with the sun beating down on them or being drenched in the rain. Imagine the hassle of having to make up the day lost because someone felt it would be COOL to call in a bomb scare. Now imagine the Guam Police serving an arrest warrant at someone’s home and recovering the phone used to make these threatening calls. That scenario makes me smile.

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