Brighton Middle School students were evacuated Thursday morning due to a potential bomb threat.
“This morning Brighton Middle School and City Hall received a call about a potential bomb threat,” said Director of Instruction Dr. Rebekah Byrd. “Out of caution, the school was evacuated, and law enforcement, along with district office personnel, were notified.”
Byrd said students were moved to the gymnasium at Brighton High School while law enforcement, site administrators, and district personnel conducted a search.
The scene was cleared by local enforcement and district officials. Students returned to Brighton Middle School at approximately 10:45 a.m.
“After the building was cleared, students returned to campus to resume classes. Law enforcement and Homeland Security traced the call, which originated in Europe, was obviously app-generated, and has been responsible for multiple swatting calls across the country since early 2023.
“As always, we appreciate the support of our families and will continue to work diligently to maintain a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Also, thank you to law enforcement who managed this potential crisis with professionalism and concern.”
This story is ongoing and The Leader will update as more details become available.
There has been a growing trend of reporting bombs and shootings at schools using social media. In April, a 16-year-old was charged with threatening mass violence at Covington High School.