CMS cleared from Tuesday afternoon bomb threat

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CULLMAN, Ala. – Students have returned to Cullman Middle School, after the campus was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat that was called in during school hours.

All students and staff were safely evacuated, after which law enforcement and school officials searched the campus and found no threat. This marks the third bomb threat called in on a Cullman City Schools campus in the past month. Law enforcement is actively investigating the threats.

“We appreciate the quick response and work of Cullman Police and Cullman Middle School administrators to respond and handle this situation safely,” Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said. “The school board plans to pursue any and all charges possible when the culprit, or culprits, who have been calling in these threats is identified. It’s disruptive for students and staff, and obviously creates undue fear for students and employees already navigating a difficult school year during a pandemic.”