Bomb scare

Published 3:51 am Monday, May 16, 2005

By Staff
T.R. Miller evacuated Tuesday
T.R. Miller High School students had a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon.
On May 10 at around 11:55 a.m., Principal Donnie Rotch was contacted by the Brewton Police Department regarding a bomb threat sent into the 911 Call Center.
According to Rotch, the caller warned 911 that there was a bomb at the high school.
Students were not aware that a bomb threat had been made. Instead, Rotch said that the school has a certain bell that "we ring for a fire drill and that's how we moved the students from the building."
Once a month the school goes through a severe weather drill and a fire drill. Students then began to evacuate the building into designated areas. Normally, the students are moved on Stadium Street while the other students gather in a circle in front of the high school. However, in this instance, the students were advised to move across the street.
Brewton Police Department officials were not available for comment Friday afternoon.
Rotch said that he believed it has been at least 15 or 17 years since the last time the school received a bomb threat.