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Spring Valley Elementary school evacuated after threats made on social media

All clear given around 10:45 a.m.
JCPD investigates a threat against Spring Valley Elementary School on Aug. 11, 2021.
JCPD investigates a threat against Spring Valley Elementary School on Aug. 11, 2021.(WIBW/Becky Goff)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT
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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - An elementary school in Junction City was been evacuated on its first day of classes after a bomb threat was made on social media.

Geary Co. Schools USD 475 says on Wednesday morning, Aug. 11, staff received word that an unsubstantiated bomb threat was made over social media directed at Spring Valley Elementary School. It said the Junction City Police Department and Geary Co. Sheriff’s Office were made aware of the situation.

Immediately after the threat, JCPD said USD 475 evacuated the school and made sure that all teachers and students were in a safe location.

13′s Becky Goff reports that students were allowed to return to the building around 10:45 a.m. after multiple interior and exterior sweeps of the building and school grounds were made and no threats were found.

“The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always a priority for the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston. “We want to thank our district staff, local law enforcement, and the Spring Valley community in helping us do just that.”

USD 475 said classes will resume as scheduled for the elementary school on Thursday, Aug. 12.

The Junction City Police Dept. says the Geary Co. Sheriff’s Office, Fort Riley Police Dept. and Kansas Highway Patrol assisted.

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