Craig Middle School receives bomb threat |

Craig Middle School receives bomb threat

Amy Hamilton

A Craig Middle School official received a bomb threat via e-mail early Friday morning.

School officials notified police and searched the interior and exterior of the building off Yampa Avenue shortly after Principal Steve Wiersma read the threatening e-mail message at about 5:30 a.m., Superintendent Pete Bergmann said.

“We didn’t believe it was viable,” he said. “Our protocol is to make sure (the building) is safe and then move forward. Since we didn’t think (the e-mail) had any credibility, we did not escalate the situation.”

Bergmann couldn’t recall the exact wording of the e-mail Friday night but said the threat was about “blowing up the building.”

Wiersma and officials from the Craig Police Department were unavailable for comment Friday night.

Bergmann said the case has been forwarded to police and that it will be up to the district attorney to file charges if a suspect is found.

“If the investigation plays out and if they are able to identify where the e-mail came from, I hope they will file charges,” Bergmann said.

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or

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