GCSO responds to written bomb threat at Wewahitchka Elementary School
The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a written bomb threat at Wewahitchka Elementary School (WES) today at approximately 11:00 a.m. CST. Students and faculty were evacuated from the campus and ultimately dismissed early with Wewahitchka High School students, due to transportation challenges.
Once the campus was secured a search was conducted. Deputies were assisted by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. No explosive devices were located, and the school is deemed safe. Classes will continue as scheduled tomorrow.
No suspects have been identified in the case; however, it is believed the threat was made by a student. Investigators will continue to work with the School Resource Deputy and school administration to identify a suspect. Anyone with information may contact the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office at (850)227-1115 or (850)639-5717. Anyone that wishes to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (850)785-TIPS, submit a tip online at p3tips.com, or through the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office smartphone app.
This report will be updated as more information becomes available.