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Police search for a student after making a bomb threat

Major Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department Major Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department
Bill Settle, Assistant superintendent for Thomasville City Schools Bill Settle, Assistant superintendent for Thomasville City Schools
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Investigators are trying to determine who threatened to blow up a Thomasville school. A student found a note in a men's bathroom at Thomasville City Scholars Academy saying there were explosives in the school.

An 11th grade student at Scholars Academy found a note in a bathroom this morning making bomb threats. Officials say he and a ninth grade girl brought the note to the school's director Dr. Graham.

"The note did say there could be some explosive devices here on the campus. It did indicated something about explosive devices which we take very serious" said Major Eric Hampton, of TPD. "We work very close together as we did this morning and we make sure the kids, students faculty, and administrators were taken to a safe area out of harms way" said Bill Settle, Thomasville city schools superintendent.

Administrators contacted police and students were evacuated to Scott Elementary School. All of the schools in Thomasville remained on lock down this morning until students were released this afternoon to go home. School administrators urge any students with information about the threat, to contact them immediately.

"We tip our hat, any time a student has the courage to come forward and report these type of things. So I encourage students to keep doing that and don't fall into the trap of being a snitch and all those type of things that society pressure puts on them."

Police say when investigators identify the student, the suspect could face a felony charge of terroristic threats. No explosives were found.

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