Bomb Threat in Barry Home, Western Schools Evacuated
The threat of a bomb in a Barry residence results in the evacuation of Western Elementary and High Schools Friday morning.
Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood reports that deputies, state troopers and first responders were called around 8:15 a.m. Friday on a report of an explosive device in a home in Barry.
As a result, nearby homes and the Western Schools were evacuated. The home is just south of the school.
Within a half hour, Western students had been evacuated and bused to the junior high in Kinderhook.
An investigation revealed there was no explosive device, and the all clear was given about 10 a.m.
Western officials announced about 10:30 that students would have lunch in Kinderhook and would be bused back to Barry for the rest of the day.
Sheriff Greenwood reports that one person was taken to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department for questioning. The investigation continues.