UPDATED: 12:00 Noon:
Jackson, WY- March 14, 2018- A two hour delayed start was implemented today at Jackson Hole Middle School due to a bomb threat received overnight by district staff.
The incident was managed jointly by Teton County School District, Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Over 25 officers and personnel from the Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Bomb Squad, and Lander Police Department and K-9 bomb unit, TCSD personnel and support from Grand Teton National Park were involved.
Law enforcement, including a K-9 unit, swept the school and student backpacks. No devices were found, and classes resumed shortly after 11:15 am and remain on schedule for the rest of the day.
All other TCSD schools remain on normal schedules. An active investigation into the threat is still underway.
Student safety is our highest priority and TCSD appreciates the support of all responding agencies and the patience of students, parents, community members and staff.
This will be the last update regarding this incident.
UPDATED at 9:20am:
Late Tuesday evening TCSD staff received a bomb threat to Jackson Hole Middle School.
The incident is being managed under a Joint Incident Command (JIC) between Teton County School District, Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
In the early morning hours the Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Bomb Squad, and Lander Police Department and K-9 bomb dog swept the middle school. No devices were found, deeming the building safe and school operations will resume at 10:55 a.m.
Parents were notified at approximately 6:15 a.m. via the School Messenger email, phone and text system of the two-hour delayed start. All other TCSD schools are on normal schedules. Investigation into the threat continues at this time.
Student safety is our highest priority and TCSD appreciates the patience of students, parents, community members and staff.
Posted at 6:30am
Late Tuesday evening TCSD received a threat to Jackson Hole Middle School. We are following emergency protocols and have been working collaboratively with law enforcement throughout the night. We are implementing a two hour (2 hour) delayed start at JHMS to allow law enforcement sufficient time to conclude their work.
Buses will pick up two hours later than their normal pick up times.
We will notify families by 9 a.m. if the situation changes and additional delays or cancellation is required.