Bomb threat reported at Gate City High School

GATE CITY, VA (WJHL)- According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Gate City High School was evacuated following a bomb threat.

Authorities said a student found a note that said a bomb would go off at a certain time. That student reportedly told school officials.

The sheriff’s office said it was then contacted. They decided to bring in a bomb dog, which searched the campus.

According to staff with the Scott County School Board while law enforcement was searching the campus, students were taken to Legion Stadium.

Staff said that parents were notified of the threat and allowed to pick up their children. However, if a parent didn’t come for their child, they remained at the stadium until 2:30.

Deputies searched the entire campus for a threat. They then allowed students and faculty to return to campus, where they went back to class for the last hour.

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