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Vermilion Parish SO Assisting Erath Police Department With Alleged Bomb Threat

UPDATE (2/7/2020, 11:15AM): The ALL CLEAR has been given in all schools in Erath. Officials will begin the process of getting students back to their classes

UPDATE: All three schools have been cleared  with an initial sweep by bomb detection dogs. A secondary weep is being done now.

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Public Information Officer Drew David with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is reporting that their office is assisting the Erath Police Department with an alleged bomb threat within the city limits of Erath.

“From all indications a note was found on one of the buses which referenced a bomb threat. It is unclear what school was targeted at this time because the bus services three different schools.  Precautions are being taken and students from Dozier Elementary, Erath Middle, and Erath High School are being removed and taken to safe locations. Bomb detection dogs are on the way, and I will give updates as more information becomes available.”