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Posted: March 20, 2017 3:52 p.m.

NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax


This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released from the Newton County School System (NCSS).

School officials immediately evacuated the building and called Covington Newton County 911. All students and employees were evacuated without incident and law enforcement and fire department officials searched the school.

The building was cleared and it was determined the threat was not credible. Students returned to classes to gather their belongings and have been dismissed for the day.

Please know that the school system takes these types of threats very seriously and asks anyone with information regarding the identity of the person who phoned in this prank to please contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) at 678-625-1400

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cndymock: March 20, 2017 4:18 p.m.

That's why ever school should have caller ID. Whoever made the call, I'm sure, thought it was funny. Causing panic is not funny! I hope someone goes to jail! I was in NHS in the 80s when there was an explosion in a chem lab. Major injuries to a teacher and a couple of students. Everyone had to stand outside, in the middle of winter for a couple of hours until it was determined to be safe to go back inside.

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