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Bomb threat written on bathroom wall at GHS

A bomb threat had Gloucester High School students leaving school early last Thursday, two days after a lockdown at GHS for a canine sweep.

Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren said last Thursday a student reported finding writing inside of a bathroom stall stating that a bomb was going to blow up the school at 3 p.m. In response, students were released about 10 minutes earlier than their usual dismissal time and after-school activities were cancelled. No other schools were threatened. 

Personnel from the sheriff’s office and state police conducted a sweep of the school, Warren said, and no suspicious items were found. Classes resumed on Friday as deputies and school personnel continued to investigate when the posting was made and who was responsible. 

The bomb threat came two days after GHS was placed on lockdown while the sheriff’s office conducted an abbreviated sweep with its canine. Warren said an area of the student parking lot and lockers in the “A&rdq...

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