Police have suspect in FMS bomb threat
The Fairfield Police Department investigated the bomb threat made at the Fairfield Middle School Tuesday and have identified a suspect.
Lt. Colin Smith of the Fairfield Police Department announced in a press release Friday the suspect’s name will not be released because the investigation is still active. He said the cooperation between the police and the Fairfield School District was essential in solving the crime.
“Information obtained through this investigation shows that students and staff were never in any danger as there were no explosive devices created,” he said.
The police department was advised of a bomb threat Tuesday written in the eighth-grade girls’ bathroom at Fairfield Middle School. The threat gave a specific time of 2:20 on the same date. Authorities were contacted at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in reference to the threat.
An explosive detector dog was called in from the University of Iowa Police Department. The explosive detecting dog searched the middle school and found no explosives. During this time, the middle school was placed on lock-down status.