Authorities investigate bomb threat at Plattsmouth High School

Police were also called to Benson High School for a disturbance
Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 5:34 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2022 at 8:39 PM CDT
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PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (WOWT) - Authorities were called to Plattsmouth High School on Tuesday morning after a group of students alerted school officials to a potential bomb threat.

The Omaha Police Department’s bomb squad assisted Plattsmouth Police, and K-9 officers were called in. Offutt Air Force Base security also assisted at the scene.

The superintendent of Plattsmouth Community School District posted a letter Tuesday to parents and staff, saying the grounds had been declared safe at around 12:40 p.m. after a thorough search of the grounds was conducted.

Precautionary measures were taken, and authorities asked people to avoid the area.

“No devices were found, and there is no credible threat that compromised the safety of staff and students,” the letter from Dr. Richard E. Hasty states.

The Plattsmouth Police Department is still investigating the incident, the letter states.

Read the superintendent’s letter

Parents, Guardians, and Staff Members,

Today at approximately 9:30 AM, Plattsmouth Community Schools staff along with the Plattsmouth Police Department, Plattsmouth EMS, Plattsmouth Fire Department, Omaha Police Department Bomb Squad, Offutt Air Force Base Security Forces Canine Unit worked together with investigating a bomb threat to Plattsmouth High School. At approximately 12:40 PM, after a thorough search of the high school grounds and surrounding properties, the scene was declared safe. No devices were found and there is no credible threat that compromised the safety of the staff and students. The Plattsmouth Police Department continues to investigate any leads related to this situation.

Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty

Police were also called to Benson High School for a disturbance Tuesday.

Read the principal’s letter to staff and families

Dear Benson High Staff and Families:

We wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred today. During the school day, we contacted law enforcement to assist with a parent situation outside of our building. Our students and families may have noticed additional police presence as we worked to resolve the situation.

This message is being shared to ensure open communication. Please be assured that the safety of students and staff is our top priority.

We are limited in the information we can share, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at (531) 299-2520.

Thank you for your continued support of Benson High and Omaha Public Schools.

Principal Melinda Bailey