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Monday September 26th, 2016 4:45AM

Students return to Apalachee High School after morning bomb threat

By Staff
WINDER - Barrow County Sheriff's officials responded around 10 a.m. Friday to a reported bomb threat at Apalachee High School in Bethlehem. The written threat was the third such incident at a north Georgia school in as many days.

A statement from the Sheriff's Office said the threat originated from a phrase written on a bathroom wall in the school.The phrase did not use the word "bomb," but did make an insinuation which could be considered a threat. Authorities said they suspect the phrase was written by a student.

Sheriff's Lt. Matt Guthas said the students and staff were evacuated from the high school while law enforcement and bomb sniffing dogs searched the school property and vehicles at the high school.

No explosives were found.

On Wednesday, a written bomb threat was discovered on a bathroom stall at East Jackson Comprehensive High School near Commerce, and Thursday a written threat was discovered at Jefferson Middle School.
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