Bomb threat forces evacuation at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill

CEDAR HILL, Mo. - Students at Northwest High School in Jefferson County were evacuated due to a bomb threat. Authorities have taken an 18-year-old student into custody. Sheriff David L. Marshak says that he has been charged with making a terrorist threat.

Investigators say the student mentioned a bomb and pending detonation within the school. The school resource officer was notified by school staff at around 11:30am. The school was evacuated and additional officers were sent to the school.

The school was cleared by bomb-sniffing dogs, the Arnold Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, and St. Louis City Police Department. Nothing was found on school property.

Police believe there is no immediate, substantial threat to the students or the public.

Northwest High School is located at 6005 Cedar Hill Road.