MURRAY, Utah, May 23, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have cleared the bomb threat that caused students at Murray High School to be evacuated and sent home Monday afternoon.
Murray High Principal John Goldhardt said a call about the bomb threat came into the school around noon.
“Our secretaries took the call seriously and the assistant principal then took the call before they hung up,” Goldhardt said. “It was decided the threat was credible so they made the decision to evacuate the building and call the police.”
Multiple agencies responded including the bomb squad, Utah Highway Patrol and additional K-9 officers.
The threat was cleared at approximately 3 p.m. The scholarship awards banquet scheduled for tonight will still take place at the school.
Multiple statements were released on the Murray School District Twitter and Facebook during the incident as it unfolded.