AURORA – Waubonsie Valley High School was placed on a “hold in place and teach” after an unfounded bomb threat was called into the building on Monday morning.
Waubonsie Valley administration said that Aurora Police Department investigated the bomb threat that was called into the main office.
“Upon receiving the call, we immediately contacted the Aurora Police Department,” said a release from Waubonsie Valley High School, “and based on the information received from the caller, it was determined that the safest method of investigating was to keep the students in their classrooms. The police conducted a thorough check of the school and have determined the school was all clear. At no time were any students or staff in any danger.”
“At approximately 7:30a.m. officers responded to a report of a bomb threat called into the front office at Waubonsie Valley High School,” said a release from the Aurora Police Department.
“Based on the information relayed by the caller,” said the release, “we worked with district administration and determined that the safest method of investigating the threat was to keep the students in their classrooms. The school was placed into a “secure and teach” during this time. APD officers, with assistance from the DuPage Co. Sheriff’s Office, conducted a thorough check of the school and deemed the school was safe to resume normal activities. During this entire process, the district notified WVHS parents through e-mail and telephone calls.”
“We appreciate the collaborative work of the Aurora Police Department with our school and district administrators as keeping our students and staff safe is our top priority,” said Waubonsie Valley High School in a release.