Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports her deputies are working on a threat to schools in the Central Linn School District in the Halsey area. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call at 11:58 a.m., that an administrative employee had received a threatening email stating there was a bomb in the school. The schools were evacuated, and deputies are currently searching them for anything suspicious. While deputies are searching, detectives are also actively working on leads for the source of the email. So far there are no suspicious devices that have been found. Deputies will check each school before children will be allowed back in.
Linn County Detectives learned several schools throughout the state received similar threatening emails. The investigation will continue to find the source of the threat. Linn County Sheriff’s Office will work cooperatively with other agencies in this investigation. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats seriously and are working diligently to ensure the safety of all children and employees at the schools.