WILLISTON, N.D. -- Williston High School was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in around 1:15 p.m. Friday, according to the Williams County Sheriff's Office.
About 1,250 students, teachers and staff were all out of the building shortly after the evacuation started, Peter Frankman, spokesman for Williston Public School District No. 1 said.
Students were taken to a nearby Williston Fire Department Station to be picked up if they didn’t have transportation.
In addition to the evacuation, all activities planned for Friday evening at the school have been canceled.
On Friday evening, officers from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williston Police and the Sheriff’s Office had set up a perimeter around the high school while SWAT team members worked to clear the building and try to find any explosives that might be there. The U.S. Air Force loaned a working dog from Minot Air Force Base to the SWAT team to help with the search. A call to the FBI was also made.
Bismarck Legacy High School also had to be evacuated last week because of bomb threats that authorities believe came from overseas.