Bomb Threat at River Ridge High School Leads to Evacuation

Police are investigating an “anonymous bomb threat” to the River Ridge High School, located on the 400 block of Arnold Mill Road in the Cherokee County School District. As reported, “A spokesperson for the high school informed that the school superintendent issued an immediate emergency evacuation.”

Students at the high school were evacuated shortly before noon Tuesday. “We are taking this threat seriously and conducting a full investigation in an abundance of caution,” a school spokesperson told FOX 5. As stated in the FOX 5 report, “Students have been evacuated to the school’s nearby stadium and the gymnasium of Mill Creek Middle School.”

All student drivers have been dismissed while the school has brought in buses to take home the other students. The reporting informs that “All River Ridge High School after-school activities have been canceled.” A two and one-half minute video embedded in the FOX 5 report taken from an aircraft hovering over the school campus shows footage of students evacuating the school campus and the entirety of the campus. One must endure the sound of a screeching siren throughout the video.

A request communicated through the report by school officials asks that “parents to not call either school or drive to the high school in order to keep the phone lines open for emergency communications and driveways open for emergency responders.” Law enforcement agencies are conducting a sweep of the campus and, as of the time of this FOX 5 post, “Investigators have not given details about the threat or if they have identified a suspect.”

D & B Staff

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