LIBERTY - A bomb threat Monday afternoon at a small Casey County elementary school apparently was a hoax.
A female, believed to be a juvenile, called 911 at 3:30 p.m. and said she was going to use a bomb to blow up Douglas Elementary School where 188 students are enrolled. The call went to the Kentucky State Police post in Columbia, which dispatched county and local officials to the school.
After a thorough search by police and school officials, nothing was found, according to Principal Judy Phillips.
"We think it was a hoax," said Phillips. She said several calls have been made to places in different towns from a cellular telephone, which has been disconnected. The only call that can be made from this particular phone is the emergency communications systems through the 911 number. When calls are made, they come from the same tower and are relayed to the Columbia state police post.