CHS parent: hearing about threat of explosive device was 'very scary'

Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 18:47 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Torrian Howard knows what he's doing this evening with his children who attend Crestview High School.

"We probably might take them out to eat and rest their nerves... and sit down and talk about what happened," he said.

The parent has two children enrolled at CHS and one child enrolled at Davidson Middle School. Earlier today, at CHS, there was a bomb threat but no device was found.

"It was a very scary situation ... you would never thought it would happen in a small town like Crestview," Howard said.

"You never think of your own surroundings in our little community here, but then again we are the largest school (in the county)," Chasity Larkins, another CHS parent, said.

"It's your first instinct as a parent to come and find out what is happening," Marcia Larkins, another parent, said.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Crestview Police Department worked together on the case; they searched the school and brought in canines, including a bomb-sniffing dog.

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