Three Alachua County schools evacuated due to threats
NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is on scene investigating bomb threats at three schools in Alachua County.
It is the fourth time in as many school days that Newberry High School has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. Oakview Middle School was also the subject of the threat, which deputies say came in around 10:15 a.m., and is being evacuated.
Parents were notified about the threats made against the two schools in Newberry, but were told students would be sent back to the classroom after deputies determine it is safe.
About an hour and a half later, a threat was made at Eastside High School in Gainesville. Officials with Alachua County Public Schools say students at Eastside are being evacuated and dismissed.
This string of bomb threats comes after Buchholz High School was subjected to a similar trend just weeks ago. An arrest was made in connection to the Buchholz threats.
The FBI is working with deputies to investigate the series of threats.
RELATED STORY: ASO is investigating another bomb threat at Newberry High School
To keep up with the latest local news subscribe to our TV20 newsletter HERE and receive news straight to your email every morning.
Copyright 2021 WCJB. All rights reserved. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.