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Bomb threat delays class at Grangeville High School
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Law enforcement officials responded to Grangeville High School just after 6:00 am Wednesday after school employees discovered a handwritten bomb threat on the school doors.

Superintendent Kent Stokes says two additional copies of the threat were discovered elsewhere in the school. He says there had to have been an approximately 15-minute timeframe that the first note was placed between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m., because a teacher and maintenance employee had both gone through the door and one of them did not see it.

Students and parents were notified by the district's all-call system that school would be on a two-hour delay; school got underway at 10:00 a.m. Law enforcement cleared the scene by 8:30 a.m.

"It's a very frustrating thing," Stokes says. "Our kids are getting sick of it." He says they will be offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the individual responsible for this threat.

The district has had two bomb threats in the last year. There was one January 9, 2013 and May 9, 2013 - both turned out to be hoaxes. There was also a bomb threat on December 9, 2010 that turned out to be a hoax.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office at 208-983-1100.

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