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Worth Middle 'swept'; statement issued

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Sylvester Police along with the Sylvester and Worth County Fire Departments "swept" Worth County Middle school after the received another bomb threat message.

Officials got the message shortly after 3:00. No children were inside the school at the time of the threat.

Worth Co. schools issued this statement about 5:00PM-

Worth County High School was searched and cleared early this morning.  The schools operated on heightened alert as a precautionary measure. Worth County Elementary School was evacuated today and searched. 

The decision was made to move students and begin the parent reunification process. Students were released early today at each of the schools. 

This afternoon information was discovered and acted on at Worth County Middle School.  Authorities are continuing an investigation of these incidents. 

Staff and students at each school are 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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