04/20/2007

Utah school evacuated after bomb threat

By Laura Hancock and Sara Israelsen
Deseret Morning News
 
PROVO, Utah — Just two days after the bloodshed at Virginia Tech, at least one person called Provo High School with a bomb threat, resulting in the evacuation of some 1,700 students Wednesday.

Police never found a device, and no one was injured -- although hundreds of students huddled and shivered in the icy rain on the school's football field for nearly 45 minutes.

"It would appear to be a prank," Provo Police Sgt. George Besendorfer said. "The time frame (of the threat of a bomb going off) has already passed."

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