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home : news : this week's news April 18, 2015


11/13/2013 5:02:00 PM
Windom bomb threat unveiled; School officials: 'There was no serious threat'

Windom school officials announced this afternoon that the school district and local law enforcement have been working on a possible bomb threat case since yesterday afternoon.

Windom Superintendent of Schools Wayne Wormstadt announced in a letter to parents and students that a suspect has been identified and that the threat was apparently not serious. Wormstadt's letter is as follows:

"At the end of the day (after 3 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 12, students brought forth evidence that there was a bomb threat left in a restroom for a future date.

"In consultation with local law enforcement, we started an immediate investigation and this morning we were able to identify the student who made the threat. We were also able to identify that there was no serious threat or intention of a bomb.

"The Windom School District is taking all necessary steps according to our policy and state statute in handling the appropriate consequences and this has been referred to law enforcement.

"I want to emphasize the safety of students and staff is the highest priority of the Windom School District and this was given the highest priority."

"I would like to recognize that the rapid investigation and results would not have been possible without students reporting this information immediately. It was our students who reported and cooperated with the investigation that allowed a timely investigation."

There are no further details at this time. Check next week's Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for more on this story.

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