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Schools receive 3rd bomb threat
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TRINITY – A third bomb threat in less than 14 days forced the evacuation of another Trinity school campus on Monday – this time the Trinity Intermediate School. According to Trinity Police Sgt. Thomas Park, a student found a note in a classroom desk indicating a bomb was set at the campus, which serves fifth and sixth grade students. Police were notified of the threat at 1:48 p.m. Monday and students were moved from the TIS buildings to a nearby playing field and then into the nearby Lansberry Elementary School cafeteria. Police said the bomb detection dog from the Conroe Independent School District was again called in and was able to clear the buildings of the threat shortly before 3 p.m. This marked the third threat received recently by local schools, all of which police believe were hoaxes perpetrated by students. The first threat came on Wednesday, April 21, at Trinity High School and a second was received Monday, April 26, at Lansberry Elementary. In both of those incidents, the threats were made using notes left in boys’ restrooms. As was the case on Monday, the Conroe ISD bomb detection dog was called in for the first two threats and no explosives were found. In the high school incident, students were moved from both THS and the adjoining Trinity Middle School and moved to the bleachers at the school district’s sports complex. When Lansberry Elementary was evacuated, students were moved to the Trinity Intermediate campus where they were served lunch. Forensic evidence collected during the investigations at Lansberry and THS were still being analyzed by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s crime lab in Austin.