Camdenton high school students returned to class on Tuesday afternoon after an eventful morning. The high school was evacuated after an alleged parent notified school officials that their student said a bomb was supposed to go off at noon.
After speaking to law enforcement, school officials decided to bus students to Camdenton Middle School and Oak Ridge Elementary.
Camdenton Police, Camden County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Highway Patrol accompanied school officials and a bomb dog with a sweep of the entire building. Officials found nothing suspicious.
Law enforcement is currently looking for a source of the alleged threat. The phone number given with the tip appeared to not be a valid number. School officials checked records and found no such student enrolled and no such parent in the system. According to Camdenton Police, an investigation will continue in order to attempt to identify the source.
If a source is identified and it is confirmed that the call was nothing more than a prank, the person responsible could be facing formal charges. Camdenton Police Chief Laura Wright said that if someone is found, the police department will contact the prosecutor in order to file any and all charges that apply including Class C Felony Terroristic Threatening and False Bomb Reports.
Lake Sun will update readers as more information becomes available.