Creve Coeur, MO (KTVI) - Police are investigating a bomb threat at Saul Mirowitz Jewish School. Administrators evacuated the building after a man called the school at around 9:15am Tuesday and said, "There is a bomb."
The school enacted their crisis plan immediately. They took students to safe houses in the area.
St. Louis County and Creve Coeur police were at the school. They had bomb sniffing dogs going through the building.
The school is located in the 300 block of south Mason road. Whitfield school is located across the street and was placed on lockdown as a precaution. They sent this message to parents:
"We have consulted with the Creve Coeur police and Whitfield School is now in a modified lockdown situation. Students and teachers have returned to classes, lunch is being served but all students have been instructed to stay inside the building. All of the students, teachers and administrators have met and talked about the situation, explaining that there is no known threat to Whitfield School. All of the measures being taken are precautionary.
If your student would normally be picked up immediately after school, we have instructed students to remain inside the building until they see you in your car and then go directly to your car.
If your student drove to school, we have asked students to remain in the building until they are ready to leave for the day. At that time, students will go immediately to their cars and leave campus.
We have added additional security officers for the remainder of the day and those uniformed officers are visible in and outside of our building. Administrators are located throughout the building.
Until further notice, after school activities will proceed as scheduled. A reminder, we have asked all students to remain inside the building until they are ready to leave their activity and/or practice."
This threat does not appear to be religious in nature. The caller did not mention anything to indicate that. School officials are taking all necessary precautions necessary for student safety.
Police have issued an "all clear" for Saul Mirowitz Jewish School after determining the threat to be a hoax. They are still investigating the cause of the threat.