Rapid Valley Elementary evacuated Friday afternoon due to a bomb threat
Courtesy of Pennington County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook Page
UPDATE: Friday @ 3:20 p.m. – The bomb threat was made by a male caller at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday according to Lt. Paul Stevens from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Students and staff were evacuated immediately. Bomb dogs from Ellsworth Air Force Base and the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Office swept the school.
The Rapid City Police Department, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Ellsworth Air Force Base and the South Dakota Highway Patrol all responded to the incident.
UPDATE: Friday @ 2:45 p.m. – Rapid Valley Elementary students who are not picked up by 2:50 p.m. from the Rapid Valley Sanitary District location will be placed on their regularly scheduled bus route.
Photos from Rapid Valley Elementary’s evacuation Friday afternoon
RAPID VALLEY, S.D. – Rapid Valley Elementary School has been evacuated as of 2:20 p.m. Friday afternoon because of a bomb threat. There are no children or staff remaining in the building according to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.
Parents can reunite with their students at the Rapid Valley Sanitary District located 4612 Teak Drive. Parents are asked to contact a teacher before taking their child home.