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Council updated on bomb threat

Council moves ahead with abatement

RITZVILLE – At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Police Chief Dave McCormick provided a recap and update about the Oct. 5 bomb threat at the high school.

Administrators shut down the Ritzville campus in response to a bomb threat sent via email to a school official. At the time, it was not immediately clear if the threat specifically targeted Ritzville or multiple schools.

In response, Ritzville and Othello police, Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies, city ambulance and road crews, and two K-9 bomb units from Fairchild Air Force Base searched the school facilities.

They found nothing.



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