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Police respond to bomb threats at Orofino High School

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OROFINO, Idaho -

The Orofino Police Department responded to bomb threats at Orofino Jr/Sr High School on Monday and Tuesday this week.  This recent round of threats totals 4 bomb threats this school year.  All of the threats consisted of written threats located in the rest rooms at the school.  The first 2 threats were found in a girls restroom and the last 2 were found in the boys restroom. 

Officers are working closely with school officials in an attempt to identify the perpetrators.  Investigators are using hallway video along with witness statements to determine when the threats were actually written in the restrooms to help narrow down possible suspects in the case.  These threats have resulted in school evacuations, internal searches, and major disruptions to the educational process.  These crimes are felonies and the Police Department is aggressively investigating and focusing a lot of resources on each case.

Some members of the Orofino Jr/Sr High School staff along with other concerned community members have combined to offer a reward for any information that leads to the successful prosecution of any of the perpetrators in these cases.  That reward was up to approximately $300 plus a $200 gift card for the Just Brew It.  Donations for the reward are still being accepted, according to Mayor Ryan Smathers.

Anyone with information regarding any of these bomb threats is asked to contact the Orofino Police Department at 208-476-5551.

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