On Saturday, February 3, 2024, shortly after 2 pm the Ankeny Police Department was notified of a social media post that indicated there was a bomb inside Ankeny Centennial High School. At the same time, the High School State Speech competition was taking place in the school and more than 2000 people were in attendance. Officers and school personnel immediately evacuated the building and began an investigation.
Officers were able to determine those involved and spoke to them about this threat and after this investigation, it was determined this was not a credible threat.
The Johnston PD & Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office assisted the Ankeny Police Department with this investigation.
The Ankeny School District will be sending out instructions to those affected by the evacuation so they can retrieve their property.