East Ridge Police say Halloween Day bomb threat at East Ridge Middle is a hoax
Officials with the East Ridge Police Department say a reported bomb scare at East Ridge Middle School for Tuesday, October 31st is a hoax.
East Ridge Police assistant chief Stan Allen says teachers were collecting tablets in a classroom when one of the tablets was found with the text '10-31 bomb threat' on it.
School officials released a voice message to parents, saying that they do not believe children are in any danger, saying that they "have found no evidence that it is a credible threat."
East Ridge Middle School officials went on to say that school on Halloween day will not be cancelled.
Stan Allen says that as a precaution, the police department will have extra officers at the school.
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