All clear given after bomb threat at Southeast, Springfield High

All clear given after bomb threat at Southeast (File Photo)

A bomb threat was called into Southeast High School around 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

Springfield police and the Secretary of State Bomb Squad were called to the school.

The bomb-sniffing dogs swept the building and the all clear was given at 2:30 p.m.

Students and staff were evacuated during the interim.

School will be dismissed at its regular time Thursday and all after-school activities will continue.


The Springfield Police Department is working in conjunction with District 186 to fully investigate the incidents that occurred today at Southeast High School and Springfield High School. Investigators and canine units were onsite conducting thorough investigations and assisting with District 186’s response plan, ensuring the safety and security of the students and faculty. The Springfield Police are looking into the possibility that the recent bomb threats are related. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Anyone with information concerning either of these occurrences is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8311 and/or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 217.788.8427.
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