Bomb threat caller continues to pester elementary school

Mt. Eccles Elementary School. (Jan. 28, 2021) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

An individual who made a Jan. 28 bomb threat phone call to Mt. Eccles Elementary School apparently called back on Friday, Feb. 12 to repeat his threat. Cordova police dismissed the Jan. 28 threat as not credible after investigations at the school turned up nothing amiss. The calls were made from a Michigan-based phone number.

Students who were in the Mt. Eccles building on the morning of Feb. 12 would remain in their classrooms until picked up by parents, Superintendent Alex Russin said in an announcement. The school district felt there was no imminent threat, Russin said.

Mt. Eccles educators said the phone calls didn’t disrupt classroom instruction.

“I didn’t even think it was real,” sixth grader Aiden Flores remarked. “Maybe he just has a bunch of Cordovan people’s phone numbers or something.”

Following the Jan. 28 threat, the Cordova Police Department forwarded information on the calls to the FBI’s Anchorage office.