Bomb threat clears Lisbon high school

LISBON — David Anderson Junior/Senior High School was evacuated for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon after a possible threatening message was found scrawled on a restroom wall.

Superintendent Joseph Siefke said the school was evacuated about 1:30 p.m. while the police department and firefighters searched the building. Because of the weather, students and staff stayed in the church hall across the street at St. George Catholic Church.

No explosives were found, and students and staff were allowed to return at 2 p.m.

The message found on the boy’s restroom wall was described as containing “inappropriate language,” but when asked for more specifics, Siefke said the wording was “boom-related.” Officials indicated the message was faded and not easy to read, indicating to them it may not have been recent.

Rather than take any chances, Siefke decided to err on the side of caution and have the school evacuated and searched.

“The safety and well-being of every student and staff is a top priority for Lisbon schools. When it comes to school safety, the district places the utmost importance on making sure students and staff are in a secure environment,” he said in a news release.

The next step is for police and school officials to review security video.