Someone made a bomb threat at LaFayette High School Monday afternoon. According to a message posted on the LaFayette High Web site:
“There was a written bomb threat found in a hallway at 1:45. Students were immediately evacuated and 911 was notified as well as the superintendent. The building was declared clear by the LaFayette Chief of Police.
Last week the Walker County school system ran its first test on an emergency notification system. The system, called SchoolCast, can send a message in a short amount of time to thousands of phones and computers in the event of an emergency. School students were sent home early.
Superintendent of Schools Melissa Mathis said students were let out early not because of the bomb threat, but because of impending bad weather. The bomb threat gave school officials an additional reason to let students out early, she said.
(Walker County Messenger)