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Update - Port Angeles High School Bomb Update

Port Angeles High School Bomb Update
Posted on 09/14/2021
Update - Port Angeles High School Bomb Update
Dear PAHS Families and Staff,
This notice is to inform you about a bomb threat that we received on Tuesday, September 14th at 9:51am. Our District is committed to the safety and education of all our students. We also want to communicate with parents about safety issues when they arise.
This morning, we received information that indicated that a bomb had been placed in the school. After conferring with the building administration and local law enforcement, it was decided to evacuate and close the campus for investigation immediately. With the help of the Port Angeles Police Department, Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad assisted by bomb K-9 units, and district personnel, the campus was searched. No device was located, and the building was determined to be all clear. Local law enforcement has determined there is no additional threat to our students, and they can return to campus tomorrow for normal school operations. If parents, students, or staff would like to return to campus today, September 14th, to gather belongings, they may do so from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. All buildings will be locked, and parents/students must check in at the front office to get to a classroom. Please only visit campus if you have an urgent need to retrieve an item like car keys or cell phones that can’t wait until tomorrow. Teachers will be available from 8:15am-8:45am tomorrow, 9/15, for students to retrieve items. Counselors will be available tomorrow if any students would like to talk to someone about this event.
All threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. The police department is now investigating the threat, and this is an open investigation. If you discover anything that can assist in this open investigation, please contact us immediately.
We want you to have the facts to discuss with your child and emphasize the seriousness of this issue. Please feel free to call me at 360-565-3703 or email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.
In Partnership,
Carmen Geyer
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District (www.portangelesschools.org)
905 W 9th St. Port Angeles, WA 98363
Office: 360-565-3703 | Fax: 360-457-0795
cgeyer@portangelesschools.org