Authorities are again at the Graham-Dustin school district to evaluate the significance of a bomb threat, issued earlier today, Okfuskee County Sheriff Jim Rasmussen confirmed just before noon.
Rasmussen said local law enforcement are awaiting the arrival of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad and bomb-detecting dogs at 12:23 p.m.
This is the second bomb threat in less than three months after the January 24 incident where some scrawled on the wall apparent intentions to “blow up the school …”
Just like the first threat, the bomb threat today was again written on the wall of the boys’ bathroom, Rasmussen said.
No bomb was found in January.
Authorities do not know the seriousness of the current threat or if explosives are present. As a preventative, cautionary measure, students and faculty have been evacuated, awaiting the bomb squad.
The Okemah News Leader has a reporter on-scene, and more information will be reported on this story as it is made available.