CCISD schools evacuated for bomb threats as Texas Partners is robbed

By DAVID MORRIS

Cove Leader-Press

 

Students and faculty from Copperas Cove Independent school district were evacuated Thursday afternoon from their buildings across the city after the Copperas Cove Police department received a threat that a campus would be blown up if not evacuated  by 2 p.m.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Texas Partners Federal Credit Union was robbed and as of press time a suspect had not been apprehended.

“We are not sure if the two incidents are related but it is a possibility,” Deputy Chief of Police Eddie Wilson said. “It is still too early to tell.”

Upon arrival Officers learned the suspect entered the bank and approached a teller. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the teller. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’ 09”, approximately 165-175 lbs., wearing a gray shirt, black ball cap with an unknown sports logo, black shorts, and wearing a black wig. He was last seen departing the business through the front door. An undisclosed amount of US Currency was taken. 

CCISD released a statement saying students were evacuated on all campuses for approximately 35 minutes while the police department cleared the buildings.  Students were returned to class at 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m. 

The Copperas Cove Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident at this time and would like to inform you that tips can be made anonymously through the Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers tip number (254) 547-1111 or www.tipsubmit.com Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000.00 in cash for clues if your information leads to an arrest and prosecution. No one will ever ask your name. 

Deputy Chief Eddie Wilson, left, and Public Information Officer Martin Ruiz help collect evidence following a bank robbery at Texas Partners Federal Credit Union Thursday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.

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