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Fourth ‘bomb threat’ triggers search of Burnet Middle School; classes resume

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — A fourth bomb scare at Burnet Middle School on April 30 disrupted sixth-grade classes for several hours as Burnet police and fire crews searched the sixth-grade campus.

Officials reported about 10:45 a.m. the same day that no device was found and all the students had returned to classes and lessons were resuming as normal. A posting on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Facebook page about 9 a.m. stated school officials were moving sixth-graders to the middle school auditorium as police and fire units swept the sixth-grade campus.

The posting stated, “A non-specific bomb threat was scratched in a bathroom stall during the after-school program sometime yesterday (April 29) after school hours.” Officials are reviewing security camera footage.

This is the fourth time police, fire units and school officials have responded to a bomb threat at the middle school campus and the fifth at a Burnet County campus. The first was April 10 at BMS, and one student was charged in that case.

On April 24, Marble Falls police and fire units searched the Marble Falls Elementary School after somebody posted a bomb threat outside the Head Start classroom. No device was found at that location either.

Anybody with information on any of the BMS threats may call the Burnet Police Department at (512) 756-6404. Anybody with information regarding the MFES threat may call the Marble Falls Police Department at (830) 693-3611. Tipsters may also contact the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477 or go to its website at www.hcacrimestoppers.com.

editor@thepicayune.com