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EPD, USD 253 security presence beefed up at Emporia High after unspecified 'safety risk'

Update 10:55 AM.....More Information on EHS Bomb Threat
 
A potential bomb threat at Emporia High School is currently being investigated by EHS administration and the Emporia Police Department.
 
The threat comes after two juveniles overheard an unknown high school aged juvenile say he was going to bomb the school today.
 
The two juveniles were skating at the Emporia skate park last night when they overheard a Hispanic young male describing his attempt to cause harm to people attending the high school.
 
The Hispanic male who said he wanted to bomb the school is only described as wearing glasses.
 
The juveniles reported this threat to the Emporia Police Department. Emporia PD then contacted Emporia High School administration staff members to advise them of the threat.
 
EHS administration and Emporia Police Department want to emphasize that they take threats to local schools very seriously.
 
There will be a heightened security presence today at EHS due to the threat.
 
If you any questions about this, please contact Deputy Chief Edward Owens at 343-4227.
 
The bomb threat is still under investigation. When updates occur, we'll keep you posted on KVOE, KVOE.com, and KVOE social media.
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