Parents react to tense day for kids after daycare bomb threat in Soddy-Daisy
UPDATE: (Tuesday night):
James Torrez spoke with parents about their experience:
UPDATE (Tuesday afternoon):
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has given the all clear after responding to a bomb threat at Dallas Bay Baptist Church School in Soddy-Daisy.
Spokesman Matt Lea says all students are accounted for, and have been transferred to parents.
Lea says that any parents needing to get items from the school can call Dawn Noles at 423-605-3512 and she will be present at the school from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Parents coming to the school for items should report to the front of the church for access.
Pastor Ken Duggan told our crew that at the time of the threat, there were about 150 children and staff in the building.
"This is something you don't expect to implement, but they acted like professionals, and I just want parents to know that we did what we're supposed to do and everyone was kept safe," says Duggan.
Depend on us to keep you posted as we learn more.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirms they are responding to a bomb threat at Dallas Bay Baptist Church School in Soddy-Daisy.
The HCSO says all staff and children have been evacuated as a precaution and are safe.
Right now, children are being taken to a nearby fire station to be picked up by parents and family.
The HCSO says parents can contact Dawn Noles at 423-605-3512 for more information about the staging location for students and possible pick up instructions.