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"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Can you hear me now?

Bomb was just a phone

From the Snoqualmie Valley Star By Laura Geggel

A handmade telephone intended as a friendly gift caused a bomb scare at Mount Si High School June 16.

Mount Si High School evacuated its students to the football stadium at about 11:10 a.m. after the main office opened a suspicious looking package - really an upside down telephone - addressed to a student.

According to Snoqualmie Police Public Information Officer Rebecca Munson, the school’s front office received the package June 13, but the student was absent. On Monday, the main office called the student to the office, where she informed them she was not expecting a package.

They opened the package upside-down and, when they noticed wires, called the police and evacuated the school to the neighboring stadium.

“We had an officer respond and he saw wires, so he called a bomb squad,” Munson said.

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