School evacuated when bomb threat found

HOUSTON - A northwest Harris County school was evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat.

Klein Independent School District officials said the bomb threat was found written on a boy's bathroom wall at 8:15 a.m. at Klein Oak High School, 22603 Northchase Drive. It said "bomb today at 10:30." Two students found it and reported it.

The school was evacuated while police used bomb-sniffing dogs to search the building.

Nothing was found and the all-clear was given. Classes resumed a short time later.

The following information was given to parents through Klein Oak's ParentLink system.

"This notification is being sent to you to inform you that Klein Oak High School completed a search of the campus as a result of a possible bomb threat this morning. Please be advised that nothing was found and the threat has been determined to be false.

Klein Oak administration also received information that there may be a weapon brought to campus. A thorough and expeditious investigation of the matter was conducted by the administration, and the information was found to be a rumor. The Klein ISD Police Department was also made aware and involved in the investigation.

Please be assured that the Klein Oak administration and Klein police will continue to work diligently to keep our school safe and secure for our students, faculty, and staff.

False threats are treated in a serious manner and anyone determined to be responsible for a false threat is subject to school discipline as well as criminal charges. Please discuss this information with your children and let them know they should speak with an adult if they have concerns instead of spreading rumors or posting false information on social media outlets. If you or your children have any information related to these threats, please contact me. We appreciate your help in this matter."

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