PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WSVN) — Two schools in St. Lucie County were evacuated after, officials said, they received bomb threats, Monday morning.
Officials said the first call came to Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, at around 11 a.m.
Students reacted to the school scare. “They told everyone to evacuate the school,” said one student. “I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know if something bad was happening.”
Students were sent outside while authorities searched the entire campus for a bomb. “They didn’t specify where the bomb was or when it was going to go off or anything that would indicate a certain location on campus,” said a police officer
Within two hours, the campus was cleared. Some students went home with their parents, who stood outside nervously waiting for the news.
Grove Middle School received a bomb threat just minutes after Treasure Coast High, but no bomb was found.
“I’m just happy that my daughter is safe and everything is OK,” said a concerned father.
That parent said he thinks the people behind the calls just wanted to spread fear to innocent people. “I think it’s sick,” he said. “Somebody that gets joy and pleasure out of seeing children scared and their parents scared for them. This world needs a lot of help.”
School officials sent out a robocall to parents to let them know what was happening.
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