REMSEN, Iowa | It will be classes as usual Tuesday for students and staff members at Remsen-Union Community School.

Classes were canceled at 9:30 a.m. Monday after a staff member came forward with knowledge of a possible bomb threat, said Remsen-Union district Superintendent Ken Howard.

Students and staffers immediately were evacuated, but were allowed back into the building at 3 p.m. after search teams determined there was not a bomb on campus.

"We took it to heed, took it serious, found it to be a valid concern and called the police," Howard said. "And we determined that our standard protocol would be kicked in to relocate students and staff to a safe area."

Once transferred to the school's safe area, students were released into the custody of their parents or guardians, Howard said.

Approximately 380 students in preschool through 12th grade attend Remsen-Union Community School.

The Remsen-Union campus was searched and cleared by local and county law enforcement officials and the Omaha bomb squad. Students and staffers were then allowed to enter the building, Howard said.

"I'm extremely happy with our student and staff response," Howard said. "Everything went extremely well for the evacuation and follow-up."

Howard said authorities didn't know whether the the threat came from a student, calling the individual an "unknown entity."

"The investigation into the bomb threat and the individuals that may be behind the threat is ongoing," he said.

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