The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District became the latest in a series of schools to receive threats recently, though none have proven credible.
Friday morning before school started, a note containing a bomb threat was found outside the middle and high school building. The administration implemented their crisis management plan, which included evacuating students and staff and cancelling classes for the day. The Adel Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Waukee Police Department, and State Fire Marshal agents with their explosive-detection K-9 unit searched the entire campus thoroughly. Their search found nothing of concern.
Superintendent Greg DuFoe was appreciative of the response by the school staff and the support of the local law enforcement agencies. He apologized for any anxiety or fear the situation created Friday. ADM joins Johnston, Washington, and other school districts in the state who have also received threats in the last week, none of which were substantive. The Adel Police are conducting a criminal investigation to find the author of the note and identify all involved in the threat. They’ve collected evidence to be processed by the state crime lab. If anyone has any information they are encouraged to contact the Adel Police Department at 515-993-6723.
Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.