Schools nationwide could be victim of bomb threat robocall

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 1:23 PM MDT
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Schools across the country might have fallen victim to robocall bomb threats Monday afternoon.

In southern Colorado, a bomb threat was called into several schools in a matter of minutes.

in Pueblo West and

in Colorado Springs were both evacuated around noon.

There are reports of schools in Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Madison, Wisc., who were also targets of bomb threats, that led to evacuation of its schools.

Sergeant Joel Kern of Colorado Springs police said it was investigating the possibility of the calls coming from a robocaller, a computerized autodialer that plays a pre-recorded message.

In the incident at the elementary school in Pueblo West, the sheriff's office said it has contacted the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.