Eastern Washington Schools face emailed bomb threats

Districts affected include, Colfax, St. John-Endicott and Sprague-Lamont.

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ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter

Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to bomb threats in Colfax, St. John-Endicott and Sprague-Lamont school districts, according to a press release. Clarkston School District was also reported to be among the schools to receive the threat.

According to a Facebook post from Davenport School District (DSD), the email was distributed at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday and mentioned “bombs” being hidden in schools. 

It was determined that the threats were not valid and the sheriff’s office does not believe there is a threat to the public.

DSD evacuated all schools to Trinity Church and informed law enforcement of the threats. In Almira School District, the elementary and high schools were released early. Schools in the Wilbur School District evacuated and students were relocated to a local church. 

Chimacum schools were also evacuated and all students were reported to be accounted for. Reardan School District did not specifically receive an email but went into a “Secure and Teach” lockdown after a neighboring district received the threat. 

Schools in Whitman County were not available for comment and there were no reports of schools being evacuated. 

No bombs were reported to be found in any school district.