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$500 Reward Offered for Information in Culver Bomb Threat Investigation
12/03/2008
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Office: (541) 475-6520

Culver-area residents, in cooperation with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, are offering a reward of up to $500 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Wednesday morning's bomb scare in Culver. Anyone with information regarding the origination of the suspicious container and Tuesday's bomb threat is asked to call Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at (541) 475-6520.
 
On December 3, 2008 at approximately 6:10 a.m. a school employee reported the suspicious container and area police agencies responded to the scene and secured the area. The discovery followed Tuesday's bomb threat received at Culver Elementary School that led to the school's evacuation.

Oregon State Police (OSP) bomb technicians and a Department of Homeland Security bomb detection canine were flown to the area Wednesday morning by OSP department aircraft. Upon arrival, the suspicious container was examined and determined to be a hoax. With the assistance of the canine, the interior and exterior of the Culver-area schools are being checked before police clear the area.

The container and associated evidence is turned over to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for further investigation.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police, coordinated the response and as a precaution Culver-area elementary, middle and high schools was closed and will remain so for the day.

Questions regarding the Culver-area schools should be directed to Jefferson County School District Superintendent Linda Florence.