Buildings cleared of bomb threat

Published 12:10pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Last updated at 4:30 p.m

All government buildings in Andalusia have been cleared in the wake of Thursday’s bomb threat, and city offices and schools will re-open as usual Friday morning, Mayor Earl Johnson said.

A caller to a courthouse office on Thursday morning  said a package of explosives would be delivered to a government building, Lt. Paul Dean of the Andalusia Police Department said.

Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan asked that all superintendents and mayors be notified, and a number of precautions were taken to ensure public safety in the wake of a bomb threat including:

• Students in the Andalusia and Covington County school systems were dismissed.

• The Covington County Courthouse was closed.

• All Andalusia municipal buildings were closed.

• Opp municipal buildings were closed.

• Andalusia’s youth sports events for Thursday night were cancelled.

• Decisions about school sporting events in the county system are being made by the principals of the respective schools.

The Star-News will update this story as it unfolds.


  • proudamerican

    The students at AHS were sent to stadium for about 10-15 minutes, and then sent back into the school and were later dismissed. There is absolutely no way that school was cleared that quickly. The official sweep took place after the students had left. They should never been allowed back in the school. Somebody screwed up royally!! Parents should be pissed to the max, but the good news is the school kept them long enough no revenue was lost.

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