Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Freeport IL Graduation Bomb Threat

Graduation Incident

To the Parents and Guardians of FHS students and to the Freeport Community:

Freeport High School is in receipt of a written anonymous threat indicating a bomb will be set to go off during this year’s graduation ceremony. This document has been turned over to the Freeport Police Department and with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, an investigation is taking place.

Freeport High School, with assistance from the Central Office staff, the Board of Education, and local and state law enforcement agencies, will make a decision regarding the cancellation of/or the implementation of additional security measures for this years graduation ceremony. This decision will be made by the end of the day Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Check the FHS web site after 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. The website address is www.freeportschooldistrict.com.

It is not necessary to call Freeport High School for additional information. Since this is an ongoing criminal investigation, we are not at liberty to make any additional comments.


From the Freeport High School site. Link no longer active. I will update when a statement is released by the school -- The original notice can be found here in pdf form.(May 28, 2008 -- 15:59)

Update 21:56:

The Freeport Journal Standard has the story and local reactions.

Update May 28, 2008 16:15:

The Graduation will be held with special security measures in place!

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