Bomb threat temporarily shuts down Operation Breakthrough - KCTV5

No explosives found after bomb threat at Operation Breakthrough

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Police said a complete search of an organization that helps children living in poverty revealed no explosive devices.

A bomb threat came in about 3 p.m. Thursday to Operation Breakthrough, located at 31st Street and Troost Avenue. Employees told police an unknown male caller stated a bomb was in the building.

The facility, including 200 to 300 kids, was evacuated. The police K-9 unit searched the property but didn't find any issues.

Roads at 30th and Troost were closed to all traffic but reopened when the scene cleared.

The scene was cleared just before 5 p.m.

Police said this is the second bomb threat to a school in two days. Wednesday, classes were canceled at Northeast High School after a bomb threat was called in early in the morning.

Police said these are something they're taking very seriously.

"We had another prank bomb call yesterday at one of our high schools and that was very disturbing. All those kids had to go home and that's the bad thing about this - you know, there's about 200 kids here. Moms and dads are going to have to get off work early and come pick up their kids, so this is causing a very, very big strain to school," Officer Darin Snapp said.

Parents who were coming to pick up their kids said they were happy with how the school and police handled the situation.

Click here to read about the bomb threat to Northeast High School.

KCTV5's DeAnn Smith contributed to this story.

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