MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Millersville Elementary School was evacuated as police searched the school after a synthesized voice called in a bomb threat Friday morning.
Millersville Police Chief David Hindman told News 2 they immediately decided to take it as a credible threat for the “safety of our children.”
On the call, the man said there was a bomb in the school and that he was attached to the bomb, according to police.
“The phone call came over this morning over the phone,” Hindman said. “There was a synthesized phone call to disguise the voice. That is a red flag.”
The entire building was placed on lock down and officers went room to room evacuating students.
A bomb sniffing dog also responded to the scene.
All students were safely evacuated and taken to nearby Millersville City Hall.
They were bused to a nearby community center where they were fed and watched until parents could pick them up.
Parents on scene told News 2 they’re terrified but the children don’t really understand what’s going on.
“Every emotion you can possibly think of, I’m feeling right now,” said mother Angie Roberts.
Mother Gennie Thurman added, “The first thing I thought of was Sandy Hook and Columbine and I was worried will my child get out of this school alive?”
Friday was the first day for Kindergartners. The school, after given the all clear, was closed for the rest of the day.