Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Brevard elementary school

Message left at Saturn Elementary School in Cocoa

By Daniel Dahm - Managing Editor --
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Saturn Elementary School in Cocoa is evacuated over a bomb threat.

COCOA, Fla. - A bomb threat forced officials to evacuate a Brevard County elementary school Thursday morning.

Saturn Elementary at 880 North Range Road in Cocoa, near State Road 520 and Interstate 95, was evacuated after the threat was discovered on an answering machine, school officials said.

According to Brevard County Public Schools, a message was left on the school's answering machine Wednesday night, and the school was evacuated after the message was heard Thursday morning.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office conducted a sweep of the elementary school and later gave the all-clear.

Video from Local 6 helicopter Sky 6 showed students gathered on a field outside the school before boarding buses, which transported the children to Cocoa High School.

Brevard School spokeswoman Michelle Irwin said the students were moved for their safety and comfort, noting the warm temperatures.

Students ate lunch at Cocoa High and will be taken back to Saturn Elementary, where classes will resume as normal, officials said.

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