School Bomb Threat
In the wake of the massacre at virginia tech...a school scare here in North Central Florida has parents and law enforcement on edge. West Port High School was on lock down early Wednesday after a bomb threat was found in the library.
Marion County Schools Kevin Christian said the note painted the picture of a student who was apparently a tenth grader; who was doing poorly in school, and planted a bomb in the building.
Parents were notified of the threat through phone calls. They were told to meet at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Christian says, "We sent out the alert now message..which sent it as an emergency message which meant it went out immediately. The parents showed up here...we were able to give them the latest up to date information which really made them feel better."
Many of the parents came directly to the school, however, and found themselves locked out. The students were kept in their classooms until they were eventually movied to eat lunch.
The students stayed inside until about a quarter to two when they received word that the entire school had been searched and nothing was found. The parents were then allowed to enter the school grounds in small groups. As of now, the person who wrote the threat has not yet been identified.
By SarahPusateri WCJB TV20 News
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