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Iowa City school classes likely cancelled for the day after bomb threat

This news story was published on September 19, 2012.
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Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette –

UPDATE: Iowa City police are responding to another bomb threat at Regina High School – about one month after a similar threat closed the school for a day until officers could determine the school was safe.

Regina Catholic Education Center has been evacuated due to the threat. Police are not disclosing the location that students have been sent.

The threat came about 12:15 p.m., according to police. The caller said he was “a block away, wanted money, and they had 20 minutes to evacuate,” according to Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton.

School officials said the caller sounds like the same man who called last time. The caller called the school multiple times today indicating there was a bomb.

Iowa City has it’s bomb squad, K9s and technicians at the scene. Afternoon preschool has been cancelled, and it’s unlikely school will resume today.

Parents are receiving text messages, phone calls and emails updating them on the situation.

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