Dubuque Police investigate school threat

A 911 call came in around 11:20, reporting possible explosive devices at the school, forcing staff and students to evacuate.
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 4:20 PM CST
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - At approximately 11:23 am, Dubuque Police responded to an anonymous call reporting that there was a possible explosive device at Hempstead High School.

Students and staff were relocated for their safety within the school while officers searched the premises. Law enforcement finalized their search of the school at approximately 4:00 pm and no dangerous or explosive materials were located.

Police say the incident is being actively investigated as a criminal act. Both the school district and police are working to identify the caller in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Dubuque Police Department at (563) 589-4410.