Head Start Early Childhood Education Center Evacuated After Bomb Threat



Amarillo Police are reporting that they did not find a threat.

Amarillo Police will reportedly give an all clear soon.
Region 16 is reporting that the Cleveland St. and Neslon St. Head Starts will be closed the rest of the day today.
Forest Hills Elementary is not closing. Head Start is not part of Amarillo ISD.


At 8:05 a.m., a call came in to the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center making a threat to blow up a local Head Start Early Childhood Education Center in Amarillo.

The threat was vague and did not mention a specific building.

The Region 16 program administration was contacted and they made the decision to evacuate their students.

Officers are searching the buildings and nothing has been located to make them think that this is a legitimate threat at this time.

According to Jeb Hilton, a vague bomb threat was called in this morning.
As a precaution they evacuated to two early childhood centers, the one at 1601 S. Cleveland and the one at 1023 N. Nelson.
Amarillo police don’t believe it is a legitimate threat but they are going through procedures.
Students from the S. Cleveland location were taken Wesley Community Center.  Kids from the N. Nelson location were taken to Forrest Hill.

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