DC schools receive threat

A bomb threat received via the Internet Friday shortly before 6 a.m. sparked a search of 262 schools in the District of Columbia.

BY HEATHER MOYER | WASHINGTON, D.C. | March 19, 2004


A bomb threat received via the Internet Friday shortly before 6 a.m. sparked a search of 262 schools in the District of Columbia. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department reported Friday afternoon that they found no explosive devices or suspicious packages during the search.

According to D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Quentin Peterson, the threat said bombs had been placed in five schools and would detonate at noon Friday. The note did not name specific schools.

The Park Service and U.S. Capitol police stood by with bomb-sniffing dogs but were not called in.

No school evacuations took place during the searches.


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