Dickson Public Schools are all clear as of 1:30 p.m. following an alleged bomb threat that halted classes earlier Monday morning.
Dickson Chief of Police David Boes said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s bomb squad did not find any signs of a bomb on campus. Students will be allowed to return to campus at 2 p.m. and a basketball game that was scheduled for Monday evening will continue to be held.
Law enforcement officials responded to the school earlier Monday morning in relation to an anonymous threat made via social media. Dickson students were evacuated from campus as a precautionary measure, Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant told The Ardmoreite in earlier reports.
"We are taking every precaution, we take every threat seriously," Bryant said. "You can’t take anything for granted and you have to view everything as being possibly accurate and we can’t take things like this lightly."
No other schools were included in the reported threat.
Dickson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Colclasure said the school system will continue to learn from this experience and update their future plans and policies as necessary.