Burlington, WA – Officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to Lucille Umbarger School just after 10:15 a.m. this morning after a bomb threat was handed into the main school office in the form of a note.
As part of normal protocol, Lucille Umbarger Staff and Students evacuated the building until Burlington Police and School district personnel could asses the threat said Burlington-Edison School District Superintendent Laurel Browning in an email to SkagitBreaking.com.
“Through the police investigation, it was determined that the threat was a hoax. One student was taken into custody as a result of the investigation and after a short delay, staff and students were returned to class. The Police Department and the school district take all threats to student safety seriously. We are thankful for the courage of the students who came forward with information regarding this situation. It is important for our students to know that if they see or hear something, they need to say something.” wrote Browning.
*Note* Skagit Breaking was in direct contact with the Burlington-Edison School District Offices during the active investigation and delayed the post on our social media pages to limit parents of students from panicking due to the isolated nature of the hoax incident.