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Claremore schools evacuated over bomb threat

Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 22:23:59-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- Authorities are investigating after a bomb threat was called in to various Claremore Public Schools on Tuesday morning.

About seven schools were evacuated due to the threat, which was called in to Claremore High School at 10:44 a.m., police said.

School administration contacted law enforcement after receiving the call, which police said was made by a person whose voice was disguised. 

Police are in the early stages of the investigation, and they are working to identify the person who made the threats.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad, Tulsa Police Department bomb squad, Rogers County Sheriff's Office and Rogers County District Attorney's Office investigators stepped in to assist Claremore police in the investigation.

Officials are sweeping each school for bomb-related devices.

School was canceled and parents were asked to pick up their children at various locations. 

"I thought the response was great and pretty well organized for a chaotic situation, so I am happy the response was what it was. I’m grateful to know they are looking out for our kids," said Marty Miller, a parent.

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