Yet another threat disrupts a Stafford school

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Major Shawn Kimmitz briefs the public on the whereabouts of students after a bomb threat on Stafford High School.Photo byStafford County Sheriff's Office

Stafford High School was released early yesterday in the face of yet another threat, an issue that has been all too common this school year.

In yesterday’s incident, the Sheriff Office said it received a bomb threat via the emergency communication center at around 12:30 p.m.

The school was evacuated and the students were bussed to the football stadium where they were reorganized to be bussed home, able to be picked up by parents, or would later be escorted back to the school to retrieve their vehicles for the drivers.

Meanwhile, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said “a large police presence” was deployed, which included K-9 units that helped to sweep the school.

Later that afternoon, police reported that the school had reopened and staff were on scene.

This is now an ongoing investigation and adds to a string of threats against Stafford County schools, including Anthony Burns Elementary School, Brooke Point High School, and Stafford High School.

Additionally, a recent threat against Essex High School was tracked back to perpetrators in Stafford.

Whereas police disclosed that this latest incident was a bomb threat, in many of the past incidents the nature of the threat wasn’t disclosed.


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