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Police give all clear, no explosives found at LIS

Staff Photo by Kati Moody

The Lubbock Bomb Squad responded to the Levelland Intermediate School after a bomb threat was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

After doing a sweep of the building, no explosives were found

Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said the bomb threat was reported after a note was found inside a boy’s bathroom indicating a bomb would go off at 3 p.m.

The police department and Hockley County Sheriff’s Department immediately responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the school. Garcia said at that time, no suspicious packages or items had been found inside the school.

Students and faculty were evacuated to the Levelland ISD Administration building, located about a block from the school at 704 11th Street. Parents were allowed to pick up their children on the north side of the administration building.

Other agencies that assisted were the Department of Public Safety and Levelland Fire Department. Public works set up road blockades around the school. Hockley County Emergency Management deployed its emergency MOV vehicle for a command post on the east side of Lobo Lake.

Chief Garcia said the department was not sure who wrote the note, at this time. However, he said the school has video footage of the hall where the note was found and will be able to review that for the investigation.

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