SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — Smithfield High and Middle were evacuated on Friday after a bomb threat was called in to Smithfield High.
School officials say law enforcement was on site conducting a search of the building and the all-clear was given. The threat was called in around 9:30 a.m.
Officials say parents have been notified by phone and email with this message:
“This morning a bomb threat was called in to Smithfield High School. Both Smithfield High and Smithfield Middle have been evacuated. Law enforcement is on site and conducting a thorough search of the building. We will provide an update when we have more information.”
Parents that want to pick up their kids could do so at Smithfield Middle.
The school division put out a statement to families Friday afternoon.
“UPDATE: Law enforcement has given us the “All Clear” to return to SHS. At this time, both schools will continue with normal operations for the remainder of the school day. We appreciate the diligence of law enforcement officers to ensure the buildings are safe for our students. We also wish to thank all students, staff, and families for their patience and cooperation during this event. Any students who were released to parents during the evacuation must pick up their belongings from their school no later than 4:00 pm.today.”
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