Bomb threat at Socorro High

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High school students went home with a disturbing letter Tuesday notifying parents of a bomb threat.

Only a handful of Socorro High School students showed up for class Wednesday because of the bomb threat, but there was no bomb, according to the sheriff’s department.

Undersheriff Les Torres said only about 27 students came to school Wednesday. He presumed the low attendance was due to the bomb threat, but said there was no bomb in the school.

A letter dated Dec. 10 from Superintendent Randall Earwood, that was addressed to all parents and guardians of Socorro High School students, states, “Today we found a message written on one of the stalls in a restroom at the High School (sic) that read, ‘I’m going to blow up the school on 12/12/12.’”

The letter further states the school must take the threat seriously, considering “the world that we now live in.” It also states Socorro Consolidated Schools notified police and filed a police report.