CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Officials say Oscar Smith High School was evacuated for a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon.
According to Tom Cupitt with Chesapeake Public Schools, students were evacuated just before 3 p.m.
Battalion Chief Sam Gullisano with the Chesapeake Police Department said the Fire Marshal and an engine company responded to the scene.
Dogs were brought in to search the school. Deputy Fire Chief Dan Fermil said it appears there was no threat, and a student had seen a backpack on the ground and thought it may have been a bomb.
Students were released just before 4 p.m., approximately 20 minutes after regular release. They had spent an hour at the school's stadium waiting for the incident to clear.
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