Suspect Questioned Following Bomb Threat at High School

A suspect was questioned by Levelland Police Department Detectives and the Texas Rangers Tuesday following a bomb threat at the Levelland High School.

Levelland Police Department Public Information Officer, Sgt. Craig Hancock said the call came in around 9:05am Tuesday morning to the police department that a note was found on a bathroom wall at the school that said “There is a bomb in the school.”  He said that the school was evacuated and all students, faculty and staff were transported by Levelland ISD buses to an off site location, the evacuation took roughly 30-35 minutes.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called in and entered the building with a bomb sniffing dog.  They totally went through the school and Levelland Police Officers then entered the building and went through before allowing classes to return to session Tuesday afternoon.  A suspect was taken in for questioning Tuesday afternoon in relation to the incident.

The Levelland Police Department thanks the numerous agencies that assisted including Levelland Fire Department, Levelland EMS, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers for their assistance in blocking the perimeter of the school and securing the scene.  The agencies working together helped the evacuation and investigation to proceed in an orderly fashion.

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