Three schools in NW Missouri district evacuated again

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

GOWER, Mo. (AP) -- Students in the East Buchanan School District have been evacuated again, the sixth day that threats kept them out of class.

A district spokeswoman said just a few hours after classes resumed Tuesday that the district's three schools in Gower had been evacuated, again by a threat. Gower is a rural community around 20 miles southeast of St. Joseph. The district has about 730 students.

The spokeswoman would not say where the children were taken Tuesday.

The schools were shut down for five days while police and school officials investigated a series of written threats and searched the buildings for bombs. No bombs were found.

School officials are offering a $1,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person making the threats.

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