Ardmore police and school administrators are investigating bomb threats discovered Monday and Tuesday mornings at Plainview Middle School.


Ardmore police and school administrators are investigating bomb threats discovered Monday and Tuesday mornings at Plainview Middle School.

 

“We’ve notified authorities. It’s being investigated right now, and we are confident the individuals responsible will be found,” said Plainview Schools Superintendent Karl Stricker Tuesday.

 

APD Capt. Eric Hamblin said both threats were handwritten on bathroom walls.

 

“Obviously we have to take these things at face value. On Monday the school was evacuated. A complete search was conducted and included  assistance from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad. The entire process took about three hours. Nothing was found,” he said.

 

Tuesday’s threat resulted in room lock-downs while officers searched the school, including lockers. Again, nothing was found and no class time was lost.

 

“We are investigating both incidents. The school is cooperating and we are reviewing the tapes from the school’s security camera system,” Hamblin said. “We take things like this very seriously. Not only does this disrupt classes, it takes resources off the streets and affects the community as a whole.  It is not a joke. It is not a cool way to get out of school. Those responsible will face prosecution as well as school sanctions.”
Parents called The Ardmoreite voicing concern over not being notified of the potential danger and the safety of their children.

 

Stricker said the school has a crisis plan that is reviewed yearly and is followed during such incidents.

 

“The safety of our kids is number one,” Stricker said.

 

Parents who have questions about the bomb threats or any type of incident that could occur at school are encouraged to contact the building principal.