ASO is investigating another bomb threat at Newberry High School

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:44 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - For the third school day in a row, Newberry High School is being evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Students were originally evacuated to West Park but were later moved to the gym and football field after parents received this message, reading quote, “I’m going to shoot if you don’t make everybody leave West Park. I see all of you. I have a sniper. I will shoot.”

This comes after the school had bomb threats Thursday and Friday morning last week.

While law enforcement believes these threats to be false, they take every scenario seriously.

“It’s very frustrating. It’s resource draining on the Sheriff’s Office. It’s very stressful for the school board, the teachers, and the students who are just here to get an education,” ASO Lieutenant Richard LaLonde said.

The all clear has been given for students to return to class.

Buchholz High School was subjected to a similar string of bomb threats just weeks ago.

An arrest was made in connection to the Buchholz threats.

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