A threatening note found by students prompted administrators to evacuate the high school and elementary school in Carlisle Friday afternoon.
Superintendent Tom Lane says students discovered a threatening note in a boys bathroom around noon. The note made a threat about the high school, students, and staff.
Students were evacuated from the high school while police investigated.
Parents were notified through an e-mail alert about the threat.
A short time later someone reported hearing a ticking sound near the elementary school. Students there were evacuated and the police and bomb squad were called in again. As it turns out the sound was coming from a malfunctioning kitchen timer the cooks had thrown away.
Though there was no threat made to the middle school that school was put on lockdown as a precaution.
Superintendent Lane says staff did everything right in these situations, “You take everything absolutely serious. You don’t even question it. You have a threat and you react to that. Our parents, students and staff need that degree of safety.”