Police close roads after bomb threat

The Daily Times staff
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FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department was investigating a bomb threat reported near Northeast Elementary School in Farmington but officers found no explosive devices.

Farmington Police Department spokeswoman Georgette Allen said a Northeast Elementary School student was on a school bus after school was released today when he stated he had a bomb in his backpack.

The bus was evacuated and the police department’s bomb squad searched the back pack, Allen said.

Police department detectives interviewed students, and officers closed Zuni Drive from 20th Street to 23rd Street, she said.

Northeast Elementary students were relocated to Hermosa Middle School on Knudsen Avenue, where both schools were under shelter in place.

As of 3:52 p.m., students from both schools were being released from Hermosa, Allen said. And by 5:12 p.m. the scene was cleared, she said.