Investigation Continues In Search For Bomb Threat Suspect

Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 6:46 am

The Siren Police Department has been busy interviewing Siren staff and students and following up on leads in the week since a bomb threat caused the Siren school to be evacuated on Monday, Oct. 4.

“I am vehemently investigating this case,” Chief Chris Sybers told the Burnett County Sentinel. “My suspect list is getting smaller — I’m thinking it’s a student who left the threat.”

The Sentinel reports that the threat was scrawled on a bathroom wall and was discovered by a substitute teacher who then reported it to superintendent Scott Johnson. Sybers said he would not release any other details of the written threat as he doesn’t want to interfere with the ongoing investigation.

Sybers told the paper he estimated the cost was around $5000 for the afternoon’s deployment of law enforcement personnel, the K-9 unit, fire department, ambulances, and evacuation costs. The Chief also estimated that he has put in “at least 50 hours investigating this case” and also noted he as another officer on duty to handle the day-to-day calls so he can concentrate on the case.

No bomb was ever found, although the school was evacuated and students were sent home early.

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