Authorities say the staff and students at the Terre Haute North Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana are safe after receiving a bomb threat early Friday morning, according to NBC Chicago.
Just before 10:30 a.m. on April 7, Terre Haute North Vigo High School made a 911 call after receiving a call about a “threat of bombs to be set off.”
It was reported that students and faculty hid in classrooms after being instructed to take shelter.
About 50 police officers wearing SWAT gear and carrying rifles rushed to the high school where they expected to find a gunman.
Officers transported students and staff to the gym, while a “bomb-sniffing dog searched the premises as a precaution” and executing a “doing a methodical search.”
Police with weapons drawn at Terre Haute North Vigo High School… dispatch says there's an incident here, no elaboration. pic.twitter.com/MTW4hDakUX
— Jon Swaner (@jonswaner) April 7, 2017
Meanwhile, parents congregated outside of the Terre Haute North Vigo High School, near Maple Avenue, eager to find out why the students could not leave after the school received a bomb threat.
Terre Haute Police Chief John Plasse assured the parents that the “students would be dismissed after the dog’s search is completed and they have collected their belongings from classrooms.”
The Indiana State Police later stated that no evidence of a bomb was found inside the school and they believe the bomb threat was a hoax.
The THPD public information officer Ryan Adamson said:
“We believe we have things under control. All assets of the Terre Haute Police Department and other law enforcement are working on this.”