UPDATE: Police Say Prank Prompts Camdenton High Evacuation
An apparent hoax prompted the evacuation of Camdenton High School. Camdenton Police received a call indicating there was a bomb at the school, set to go off at noon. Unable to confirm the credibility of the call, law enforcement met with school officials and the decision was made to evacuate the building as a precautionary measure. Students were relocated to Oak Ridge Intermediate and Camdenton Middle School, while police searched the high school building with a bomb-sniffing dog. Camdenton Police, Camden County Sheriff’s deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, accompanied by school administrators and staff, conducted a sweep of the building and nothing suspicious was found. Police say the caller claimed to be the father of a student, and said he had received a text message from his child. The phone number given was not a valid number, and school officials checked records and found no such student enrolled. After the all-clear was given, students were allowed to return and classes resumed. Police say they are continuing to investigate in an effort to identify the source of the prank call.