Watauga High School evacuated after bomb threat on Thursday

Last Updated on December 3, 2020 4:59 pm

Students and faculty were evacuated from Watauga High School on Thursday afternoon after an anonymous phone call indicating a bomb threat.

At approximately 12:42 p.m. a staff member received the call, according to Major Kelly Redmond with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.

Students were quickly accounted for and evacuated from the building, Redmond also added.

Watauga County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Boone Police Officers, Appalachian State Police, the North Carolina SBI and a team from Samaritans Purse were called to the scene.

A team of officers accompanied by a bomb sniffing K9 swept the school and found it to be clear and there is no indication that the threat was credible, according to Redmond.

Students and faculty were returned to afternoon classes around 2:23 pm

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and depending on those results charges could be filed.

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