Update: Francis Howell North High School evacuated for bomb threat

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Officials evacuated Francis Howell North High School Monday morning due to a bomb threat.

Someone found a threat written in one of the school's bathrooms, and the entire was school was then evacuated and moved to Francis Howell Central High School.

Law enforcement officials combed Francis Howell Norththroughout the morning and found no explosive devices.

According to a school spokesperson, students and facultywill begin returning to the building at 1 p.m.

After school activities will remain on schedule as well as the end of day procedures.

Assistant Principal Jack Ameis sent a note to parents Monday afternoon, where he wrote the following:

This is a follow-up to the building evacuation that began this morning at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School due to a bomb threat. The building was completely evacuated and students and staff were relocated to Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School.

Officials from the St. Peters Police Department and the St. Louis Airport Canine Unit arrived on campus immediately to conduct a thorough inspection. No explosive devices were found. Students and staff will return to FHN beginning at 1:00 PM. After school events will continue as planned. Students will follow the end of day dismissal procedures from FHN and school will be held as usual on Tuesday, September 24.

Bomb threats are taken very seriously and represent a potential danger to the safety and welfare of students and staff. Such threats disrupt the instructional program and learning environment and also place significant demands on school resources and public safety services. False bomb threats are a crime under Missouri law, and charges will be filed if the individual responsible for this incident is caught.

I encourage parents to talk with your child about the seriousness of threats and the importance of reporting suspicious activities, threats or disturbing information to a trusted adult.

I would like to compliment the students, staff and authorities for the way they handled this situation


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