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WCHS 'lock-down' ends

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Worth County High School says that the campus is no longer under a lock-down condition.

WCHS students were moved to a nearby school about 9:30AM.

The Sylvester Police Department issued this statement-

This morning at approximately 9:06 a.m., the Sylvester Police Department received a call from Worth County High School, in regards to a bomb threat.  The threat was located on a door in the girls bathroom stating the school would blow up at 3 o'clock. 

The student body and staff were evacuated from the building as members of the Sylvester Police Department, Worth County Sheriff's Department, Sylvester Fire Department, Worth County Fire Department and Worth County Emergency Management arrived on scene, secured the school and began a sweep of the school. 

Nothing was found during the sweep, but bomb dogs from the Marine Base in Albany also arrived on scene and searched the building.  After the completion of the search, school officials were notified and began escorting students back into the building. 

The investigation into the source of the threat is now being conducted by the Sylvester Police Department. 

School officials issued this statement-

Worth County High School had a bomb threat this morning.  The school was evacuated.  All students were moved to another school, so that they were not subjected to outside temperatures.

Local authorities were contacted and the MCLB search dogs were brought in to search the school. The other schools were locked down as a precautionary measure.   Authorities are continuing an investigation of this incident. 

The staff at each school is to be commended for the outstanding job responding to the situation.  Our primary concern in an emergency situation is for our students, staff, and faculty's safety.

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