Echo School’s second day of school was disrupted Tuesday by a bomb threat that turned out to be unfounded.

A letter was sent home to parents notifying them of the incident, and Stanfield Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt confirmed that his department received an anonymous call Tuesday afternoon about a bomb at the school.

Students were evacuated from the school for about 45 minutes as Stanfield police and deputies from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office searched the school. No bomb or other hazard was found.

Echo Superintendent Raymon Smith said it’s unfortunate someone chose to behave that way and cause students to lose instructional time, but “everyone reacted and responded very well and followed procedures.”

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