Parents say whoever threatened Caldwell schools should go to jail
CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - Parents of students at schools named in bomb threats Tuesday say the people responsible should be behind bars.
"It's absolutely appalling that people are attempting to hurt our children and innocent bystanders," said Courtney Davis, the mother of a student at Jefferson Middle School. "It's appalling. I don't even know where to begin."
Someone called 9-1-1 around 10 a.m. and said there was a bomb in a car at Vallivue High School. Nearly 90 minutes later, Jefferson Middle School and Washington Elementary School were also included in the bomb threats.
Investigators believe two different callers on two different phones may have made those bomb threats.
"They should go to jail," Felicia Torres of Caldwell said. "I have a niece that goes to the schools, and she doesn't even want to go back to school because of it."
Richard Macias has two children who attend Washington Elementary. He tried to drop off his son but police had the road blocked. His daughter was at the school.
"Oh, there's so much stuff going through my mind, I couldn't even tell you," Macias said. "I was scared and didn't know what to do. The only thing I could do was wait and see what was going on."
A search of all three schools didn't turn up anything suspicious. Authorities are attempting to trace the calls. The callers could spend up to five years in prison.