Authorities investigate possible bomb threat at St. Paul High School

Updated Thursdayat 2:50 p.m.

The deputies have left the school, according to an updated press release. The investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s office does not plan to release additional information at this time due to the investigation.

St. Paul School District officials posted on the neighborhood Facebook page that all college and high school activities are canceled today.

Superintendent Joe Wehrli told the Statesman Journal around 2:30 p.m. everything was fine. The district will be back to school on the regular schedule Friday.

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible bomb threat at St. Paul High School.

Sgt. Jeremy Landers told statesman Journa that the sheriff’s office was briefed on the threat Thursday at 10:15 a.m. It is still an active investigation at 11:25 a.m.

Members of Parliament are on site at the school and staff have evacuated the students as a safety measure. At this time, no device has been located and the investigation is ongoing.

The Saint-Paul School District inform parents of evacuated students and will share information on impacts on school operations, Landers said in a press release.

Saint-Paul is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Salem. St. Paul High School had 144 students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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