Kansas City high school sends students home after fake bomb threat

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 11:44 a.m. CDT; updated 4:26 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY — Classes have been canceled for the day at a Kansas City high school after someone called in a bomb threat that was later determined to be bogus.

Kansas City Public Schools spokesman Andre Riley said authorities searched Northeast High School early Wednesday and found no bomb after the threat was phoned in to 911. The school has about 1,100 students.

The Kansas City Star reported that the school's buses were already en route, so arriving students were moved to the football field after the threat.

School officials decided to cancel classes and send students home rather than have them wait until the building was determined safe.

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