Three schools named in bomb threat, four evacuated

Provided Photo Dalton Rinehart
Provided Photo Dalton Rinehart

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — Police were at three different schools in Hancock and Henry counties on Thursday after a bomb threat.

Hancock County dispatchers said Knightstown Police Department received a threat against Knightstown Intermediate School, Tri Jr./Sr. High and Eastern Hancock High School. The police department received the call around 12:15 p.m.

Students from Knightstown Intermediate School were evacuated to Knightstown High School, according to the school district, so police could search the building. After the search, students will be able to return to the school.

Eastern Hancock evacuated its campus due to the threat. K-9s from the sheriff’s department were checking the school.

South Henry Superintendent Wes Hammond said Tri Jr./Sr. High School and Tri Elementary School were both evacuated because the buildings are somewhat connected. All children were sent to the football field while investigators searched the building. Nothing was found on an initial visual search, he said, but bomb dogs were being sent in around 2:40 p.m.

Hammond said the schools followed their safety plans appropriately. The district had six school safety specialists and four school resource officers on hand. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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