Moore High School evacuated after bomb threat

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MOORE, Okla. - Hundreds of parents lined up around the Moore High School football stadium Thursday afternoon to collect their kids.

The entire school was evacuated at 1:15, and kids were led out to the football field.

"We were notified this morning of a threat that was written on the bathroom wall at Moore High School. A school employee found it and notified administration and our school resource officers," said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis with the Moore Police Department.

Police did not reveal exactly what the threat said but tell us it had Thursday's date and a specific time.

Students said they were told it was just a drill as they lined up to walk out of the school.

Many of them didn't seem too concerned.

"Some kids just probably didn't want to have a test or something, and they just probably wanted to get out or something," said Grace Holland, a student at Moore High.

Their parents commented on the fact this scenario is becoming all too common.

"This isn't the first time this has happened, and it's really sad that we're getting to where we're desensitized to this situation," said parent Jessica Guice.

"It's either a prank, or it's a practice run. Either way, if they find out who did it, I hope they get several years," said Scott Elam.

Police said they typically find out who is responsible for these threats and this is a serious crime.

"It's not a prank or anything like that. This takes a lot of resources, stressed a lot of parents out. So, they need to understand it's very serious," Lewis said.

Countless days were interrupted with the stress of the threat.

In the end, police found nothing and gave the all clear about an hour and a half after the school was evacuated.

"I'm glad nothing serious happened, so that's good," said Kresha McSwain.

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