Students sent home after bomb threat at Battle Ground HS

Students sent home after bomb threat at Battle Ground HS
A police car sits outside Battle Ground High School Thursday morning after a janitor found a bomb threat in a boys bathroom. KATU photo.

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. - Students were sent home Thursday after a bomb threat was found in a bathroom at Battle Ground High School, a school official said.

Gregg Harrington with the Battle Ground School District said the bomb threat was found written on a wall in a boy's bathroom stall by a school janitor Wednesday night.

Harrington said the janitor contacted the principal after finding the message.

Harrington said district officials consulted with Battle Ground Police and it was decided the threat was specific enough to warrant evacuating the students.

After a search of school grounds by police and school officials, no device was found, Harrington said.

About 2,000 students attend the school. Officials used an automated system to inform parents by phone about the situation. Students boarded buses just after 9:15 a.m.

All after-school activities, including a concert and a community meeting have been canceled, Harrington said.

No specific details about the threat have been released.