Sulphur Police Department
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Update of Bomb Threat at the Sulphur Public School System
At approximately 12:30 p.m. all of the buildings in the Sulphur Municipal School System were completely cleared. All buildings were searched by police officers, trained explosive dogs and handlers and the school staff and no devices were discovered. The use of the school staff in assisting in their areas of responsibilities is the common everyday practice throughout most school systems. A police officer accompanied each teacher as they checked their area of responsibility and at no time were members of the staff placed in any more danger than what the normal bomb threat procedures dictate. At the completion of the search the campus was turned back to the school system. A previous decision was made by the school superintendent to close the Sulphur Schools for the entire day.
At this time there are no suspects in this case. Evidence has been collected and will be turned into the OSBI Lab for analysis. There is no evidence nor were any claims made that this incident has anything to do with the recent decisions of the Sulphur School Board or the position of the school superintendent. This investigation is under the supervision of the Sulphur Police Department. I would personally like to thank the school administration and staff, and all of the public service agencies involved in helping to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.
David G. Pearo
Chief of Police
January 10, 2007