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Update: Crater High resumes after bomb threat

CENTRAL POINT — Crater High School will be re-opened by 3 p.m. today for sports and extracurricular activities following a closure because of a bomb threat that was reportedly spray-painted on an exterior wall.

A release from the Central Point School District said the closure allowed school officials and Central Point police to sweep the campus, review surveillance video and alarm system data and investigate the source of the threat. The campus has been deemed safe for resumed operations and sports and extracurricular activities will resume as scheduled. The investigation is continuing.

Capt. David Croft of Central Point police said authorities were notified of the threat at about 6:30 a.m. after a school employee "found graffiti indicating the threat of a bomb at the school." The building is located at 655 N. Third St. in Central Point.

Croft said police secured the perimeter of the school and summoned the Oregon State Police bomb squad to search for any devices.

"There is no indication of any threat at this point, but we're still investigating," Croft said this morning. "Our priority is the safety of the students and staff."

All other district schools are operating on a normal schedule today. 

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.

Update: Crater High resumes after bomb threat