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Bomb threat reported at Chewelah high school

CHEWELAH, Wash. - For the third time this week, an area high school has been evacuated by a bomb threat. Thursday's high school is Jenkins High School in Chewelah.

Officials confirmed that a note was found in a girls' bathroom referencing a bomb threat. The school was subsequently evacuated.

Cindy Fullmer with the Chewelah School District reported the following message was sent out to all students' parents:

A note regarding a bomb threat was discovered at Jenkins High School this afternoon.  Jenkins high school students have been evacuated to the Jenkins Middle school building.  Students will remain at the middle school until the end of the school day. If parents choose, they can pick up their high school students prior to 2:40 from the middle school gym.

This is the third time this week an area high school was evacuated due to a bomb threat. The threats have been similar in that in each case a written threat was found in a girls' bathroom on each school's campus.

Wednesday morning a bomb threat was found at Deer Park High School, prompting the evacuation of that school. Spokane County Sheriff's deputies and the Fairchild Air Force Base bomb squad was called in, and bomb sniffing K-9s swept through the campus in search of explosives. None were found and classes resumed Thursday.

On Tuesday, a bomb threat was found at Bonners Ferry High School, prompting the evacuation of that campus. Deputies and a bomb-sniffing K-9 searched the campus, but nothing was ever found.