Junior High School evacuated due to bomb threat
Vidor Junior High School staff and students were bused to nearby Vidor Middle School after an early morning bomb threat was called into VJHS administration. According to school district spokeswoman Sally Andrews, students will be fed and kept safe at the middle school and parents are not being asked to pick up their student at this time.
“If parents really want to get them, thy can come to the bus entrance,” Andrews said, “but the students are safe so parents coming to get them isn’t necessary.”
Andrews said approximately 700 students and 100 staff members were evacuated from the campus, and the roughly 800 evacuees will be at the middle school until at least 1:30 p.m. today, she said.
Officers from the Vidor Independent School District Police Department are leading the investigation, Andrews said, but other agencies are also assisting. Before lunch, the Vidor Police Department brought bomb-detecting K-9 assistance to the junior high campus. Andrews said Superintendent Joe Burns will reassess the bomb threat situation after getting a report from the K-9 unit.