Police investigating after local middle school evacuated due to bomb threat

Published: Oct. 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM CDT
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School will go back to normal Thursday after a bomb threat was called in to SFA Middle School in Bryan.

The school and district offices were evacuated Wednesday due to the bomb threat. The school is located on Coulter Drive.

Bryan police confirm a threat was called into the school before noon. Officers swept the building.

"We went to the stands I thought it was just a normal fire alarm and then they told me it was a bomb threat," said 7th grader Andrei Diaczenko.

Students were evacuated and were placed in nearby buildings to get out of the heat.

"We started walking from the bleachers all the way over there to all the way over here and we went to that church," said 7th grader Logan Rudd.

One of the buildings used during the evacuation was First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, right across the street from the school.

"Our folks knew what to do in terms of opening doors and turning on extra air conditioning, and then teaming with the faculty and the students to make a place for the students," said Pastor Todd Foote.

Once the building was cleared, students were allowed back into the building and resumed class.

"I was very surprised, scared," said Rudd. "I didn't really feel safe coming back to the school because I felt like something was going to go off or something bad was going to happen."

Although it was an unfounded threat, one student says it hits a little too close to home.

"Always be nice to your siblings and other people because you never know if this will be your last day," said Diaczenko.

Bryan police have opened an investigation into the threat. They are not releasing further information right now.

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