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Anamosa High School given the all clear after bomb threat evacuates school

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Anamosa High School evacuated today after a bomb threat. 

It happened just before 11 a.m. 

"Writing on a bathroom wall that indicated there is a bomb. It didn't give a location it didn't give a time," Anamosa Police Chief Robert  Simonsen says. 

Students were relocated to the middle school and the community center. 

Several parents chose to pick their teens up and take them home for the day. 

The threat came less than 24 hours after the deadly school shooting in Florida. 

"After yesterday I think that's definitely, a heightened alert," Chief Simonsen says. 

"There's other school districts that handle threats like this differently, we will be looking at those we were just informed of that a short time ago but primarily it's been to evacuate the building and I know in the past in other schools that has been a problem," he added. 

Chief Simonsen says he believes it's important for schools to have several options when responding to a threat and to execute the best option at the time. 

Bomb sniffing dogs swept the high school which we are told was no easy task because of it's size. 

 "It really wears out two or three dogs and it physically beats down one dog," says Chief Simonsen. 

Eventually the building was given the all clear and students were bused back to school. 

As far as who made the threat? 

"At this point it's an ongoing investigation," says Lisa Beames, Superintendent of Anamosa Community Schools. 

Police do not believe anyone is in danger they say this was an isolated incident. 


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