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12-Year-Old Charged After Bomb Threat

Hawarden, Iowa — A 12 year-old West Sioux student has been charged with First Degree Harassment after a bomb threat was made at the West Sioux School in Hawarden on Thursday, April 7th.
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The Hawarden Police Department reports that the threat was found on a restroom stall at the High School/Middle School building and made reference to an alleged bomb going off at 2:45 PM Thursday.

As a precaution, Hawarden Police officers report that all of the students were evacuated from the school to nearby facilities. After the school was evacuated and precautions were made to insure everybody was out, the school was locked down. Students were not allowed to go back inside the school and the school was dismissed at normal time from the nearby facilities. All school related functions were cancelled for the day.

The Hawarden Police Department continues to investigate.

On Friday, April 8, 2016 Hawarden Police Department charged a 12 year-old West Sioux Student in connection with the threat. The student was charged with Harassment in the 1st degree and released to his parents.

The police say the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office assisted them with the incident.

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