Police seek phone records in Dallas School District bomb threats case

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | May 27th, 2016 4:11 pm

By Eileen Godin



DALLAS TWP — Police are applying for a court order to identify a phone number they believe is connected to the threatening calls that prompted the evacuation of Dallas School District buildings Monday, officials have told the Times Leader.

Dallas Township Police Chief Robert Jolley confirmed Friday the investigation into Monday’s bomb threat resulted in the discovery of a phone number on the district’s server that could be linked to the bomb threat calls.

Jolley said the police department is in the process of filling out a court order in an attempt to identify the source or point of origin for the calls.

Dallas School District was one of many nationwide that received threatening, computer-generated phone calls Monday, forcing evacuations and disrupting class schedules.

The investigation into another bomb threat, discovered Wednesday written in a bathroom at Dallas Middle School, is ongoing, Jolley said. That threat also prompted the evacuation of the building, forcing 670 students to wait in Dallas High School’s auditorium while their own building was swept by police.

Jolley said footage from hallway surveillance cameras is being examined, along with phone records.

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