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UPDATE: Police clear scene at Pocatello middle school; no threat to students

Irving Middle School | Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com
2 p.m. UPDATE:
In an automated call received by Pocatello/Chubbuck School District parents, the district indicated there is no longer any threat at Irving Middle School.
“Pocatello Police Department has cleared the building,” the call said.
All on-campus activities remain canceled for the day and will resume tomorrow.
Due to the involvement of multiple agencies, Pocatello police officials were unable to immediately comment about the incident. EastIdahoNews.com can confirm K-9 units were on-site during the investigation, but little else is being provided at this time.
Further information is expected to be released this afternoon.

Irving Middle School | Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com
11 a.m. UPDATE:
All students from Irving Middle School are being released from school Tuesday due to an ongoing police investigation of a “suspicious object.”
Pocatello/Chubbuck District spokeswoman Courtney Fisher said all students and teachers continue to be safe and accounted for. Students are currently en route to the Pocatello High School Pit gymnasium where they may be checked out by parents from their first-hour teacher, according to a news release.
Learners in the DLP program will remain at Raymond Park for parent pick-up. All other parents, please proceed to Pocatello High School to pick up your child. Do not go to Raymond Park.
For questions, do not contact Pocatello High School. Contact the district office at (208) 232-3563.
Multiple streets surrounding the school have been closed, however, nearby homes do not appear to have not been evacuated.
ORIGINAL STORY:
POCATELLO — Irving Middle School in Pocatello was evacuated Tuesday morning after a suspicious object was found in a black backpack on campus.
All students, staff, and faculty have safely been moved to Raymond Park “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 news release.
Pocatello police confirm they are at the school, but they have not released any other information.
Parents are being allowed to pick up their kids, District 25 spokeswoman Courtney Fisher said. However, she encourages parents to hold off, as that would create chaos that the school staff is not prepared to handle.
EastIdahoNews.com will update this story as more details are released.
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Source: eastidahonews.com

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