Mt. Vernon evacuated after bomb threat

FORTVILLE — Students and staff at Mt. Vernon High School were evacuated for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon after a school secretary received an anonymous bomb threat through a phone call.

Officers from the Indiana State Police swept the school with bomb-sniffing dogs before allowing students and staff to return to class. The officers and dogs found nothing, and classes resumed around 1:20 p.m., Mt. Vernon Superintendent Shane Robbins said.

Parents were notified about the situation through the school’s messaging system once the all-clear was given.

Information about who made the phone call was not available at press time.

Daniel Morgan is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (317) 477-3228 or