Students return to class after brief bomb threat evacuation at Booker T. Washington HS

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NORFOLK, Va. – A bomb threat prompted an evacuation at Booker T. Washington High School early Friday morning.

Norfolk Police tweeted just after 7 a.m. that the threat was called in and the school was being searched by Norfolk Police and Norfolk Fire-Rescue.

The students gathered in the football stadium while the school is searched.

Just before 8:30 a.m., police said the school had been cleared and nothing was found. Students and staff were allowed to return to the school.

Norfolk Public Schools spokesperson Khalilah LeGrand says the initial investigation indicates the threat was not credible. However, it remains under active investigation.

Stay with News 3 for any additional updates.


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