Andrea Stroh Thompson, the District Clerk for Collin County, said by noon Dec. 4 her office had returned to normal. Earlier that morning, according to Thompson and several other reports, a caller telephoned in a bomb threat that led to the law enforcement authorities evacuating the courthouse. At press time, Thompson said the same authorities had not yet identified any suspects.
For Thompson’s staff, the bomb threat and subsequent emergency response meant leaving their work behind for a few hours. But the district clerk said never did any risk exist to the security of court documents.
“There is no ability for anyone to have access to the records. Our entire areas is secure and has badge access,” she said.
By the next day, Dec. 5, she said, nothing remained amiss.
“The message needs to get out that this was not really disruptive at all,” she said, adding, “That is the truth and the good news.”