Monday, 2:30 p.m.
It must be spring. Bomb threats continue and WJHS has been evacuated three times, once on Friday and twice before lunch on Monday. The district continues to take each threat seriously and the whole emergency team assembles. So far all the threats have been cleared as hoaxes.
Bomb threat at Winslow High School on Thursday
Just after 11 a.m. WHS evacuated students and called emergency services when a bomb threat was discovered on a wall in the old gym. Students were released from the football field to parents and all remaining students were released for lunch at 1 p.m. when the all-clear was given. School resumed with 5th period at 2 p.m.
Assistant Superintendent Joe Bullmore said that the High School implemented its procedures and that he wanted to thank the students who were very cooperative. Thanks were also owed to the cooperation of the emergency team which included the Winslow Police and Fire Departments, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, AMS ambulance service and the Navajo County Sheriff's Office.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL EVACUATES FOR THREAT
Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. a bomb threat written in a bathroom was reported to the Washington School office. The school was evacuated and the police department called. Winslow police searched the building and no device was found. There is a continuing investigation.
COUNCIL WILL READVERTISE CITY ADMINISTRATOR POSITION
In a meeting held Tuesday, March 6 City Council decided to prepare readvertisement of the City Administrator position in case current negotiations fail. The Coucnil said that the position will be "open until filled" to allow them the flexibility to hire when the candidate is available.
A robbery occurred at Woody's Chevron on North Park Drive in the early morning hours of March 3. A Native American male and an African American male were described as entering the store, threatening the clerk and stealing large quantities of beer. They fled the area in a light brown newer model compact car.
Intensive investigation located the suspects in a residence in Ames Acres. The police department press release says the "A short stand off ensued with the suspects ultimately surrendering to Winslow Police Officers." The suspects were identified in a line up and in the store surveillance video.
Berl Thomas Dawahoya, 23, of Winslow and Jessie Lewis Miles, 19, of Phoenix were arrested and jailed for aggravated robbery, burglary and theft. They appeared before Judge Allison Kolomitz March 4 and were ordered held on $5,000 bond.