STORM LAKE - On Friday, February 25 at 12:40 p.m., the Storm Lake Public Safety Department (police and fire) responded to the Storm Lake Middle School for the second day in a row in reference to a bomb threat.
Upon their arrival, the Middle School was evacuated and the area around the Middle School was secured by public safety personnel.
Police, fire fighters and school officials officially conducted a search of the Middle School and determined that it was safe for the students and staff to return at 1:54 p.m.
The Elementary School was not evacuated as it had been during previous threats due to information law enforcement and school officials acquired early in their investigation. Police investigators and the School Resource Officer investigated multiple written notes left in the school. Police, following leads provided immediately upon their arrival, questioned an 11-year-old girl in connection with the Feb. 25 threat.
At 3:38 p.m. on Feb. 25, Storm Lake Police arrested 11-year-old Jazmin Sakido of Storm Lake and charged her with Terroristic Threats, a Class D felony, and Harassment 1st degree, an aggravated misdemeanor. Sakido was processed and transported to the Youth Detention Facility (YES Center) in Cherokee, pending a court date in Juvenile Court.
Additional suspects are being sought and additional arrests were made of several students involved.
The Storm Lake Police and Fire Departments were assisted at the scene by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department, Buena Vista County Paramedics, and Storm Lake Community School District administrators and staff.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call the Storm Lake Police Department at 712-732-8010. The Storm Lake Police Department is offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for these threats.