Perryville Police investigate bomb threat at Perry Co. Middle School

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Authorities say they were notified of a threat at Perry County Middle School on Wednesday evening.

Several students reported a fellow student telling them not to come to school on Thursday because they were bringing a bomb to campus.

School officials were quickly notified and the student was identified and brought to the police station for questioning, at which point the student said they were not serious about the threat.

The student’s home was searched and no weapons or bomb-making materials were found.

In a statement, Chief Direk Hunt stated, “We do not feel there is any articulable threat to the Perry County School District #32 campus or any other school campus in Perryville at this time. Our officers acted swiftly and thoroughly to close this case. I am proud of the job they have done.”

In addition, Chief Hunt stated, “I want to commend our reporting party and their student. They have taken to heart our plea of ‘If you see or hear something, say something’. Their information
aided in bringing this case to a swift resolution. We continue to encourage the public to contact us if they see or hear anything suspicious.”

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