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Newton High gets bomb threat
Deputies search school campus
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Editor's note: This story has been edited to say Newton High School was never on lockdown as originally reported. Newton County Sheriff's Office officials received misinterpreted information about what was happening. 

COVINGTON, Ga. — An initial search of Newton High School revealed nothing after a bomb threat was phoned in Wednesday morning.

A bomb threat was phoned in this morning at 8:20. As of 9:03 a.m., searches of the school had been completed and no threat was found. The school was operating under its normal schedule.

School resource officers including a supervisor, NCSO Criminal Investigation Division and the division commander of patrol swept the school. Students apparently did not evacuate.

The threat was phoned into the school office, and officials have the number used in the call.

“They will be prosecuted if we’re able to find them,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cortney Morrison said.

Staff writer Darryl Welch contributed to this report.