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Dec. 4, 2023

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False bomb threat prompts evacuation of Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver

By , Columbian staff writer

Students and staff at Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver were evacuated from the building Friday morning after school officials received a call claiming there was a bomb inside.

The threat came in around 11:40 a.m. Everyone was relocated to the nearby Jim Parsley Community Center and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Principal Jill MacKenzie said in an email to families early Friday afternoon.

The Vancouver Police Department responded and determined the threat wasn’t credible, MacKenzie said in the email. Portland police earlier this week reported a number of similar false bomb threats to schools there, she said, and Vancouver police believe they may be related.

The school was given the all-clear for people to return to the building at 12:23 p.m.

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