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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.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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