Bomb threat closed John Essex

Published 8:14 am Monday, February 9, 2009

Marengo County officials have closed John Essex School for the remainder of the day as the investigation into a bomb threat continues. The school will reopen tomorrow morning.

A note was found taped to one of the school doors at approximately 7 a.m. this morning, prompting administrators to contact law enforcement.

Superintendent Luke Hallmark declined to elaborate on the contents of the note.

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Students were evacuated to the football field.

The missed day will be made up Feb. 17, which was originally scheduled as an in-service day.