Russian Email Linked to Bomb Threat at Cabool Elementary School

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CABOOL, Mo-  A bomb threat was made to Cabool Elementary School Thursday afternoon.

According to the Cabool Police Department, a staff member of the school received an email demanding a payment of $20,000 in BitCoins. The email continued to say that if the payment was not met that a bomb would be set off at the school, 

The school was evacuated.

Police soon found that the email came from Moscow, Russia. Police and School Staff conducted a search of the building and no suspicious devices were found.

Parents have been notified and students were allowed to return to their classrooms a short time after 1 p.m. 

Sgt. Walter Darter with Cabool PD told us that there have been threats like this all over the state. 

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