UPDATE: (12:30 p.m.)—C. Milton Wright High School was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was made by phone, school officials say.
Monday morning a bomb threat to the school was made by phone, according to Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications with the school system. Students and staff were immediately evacuated from the building and the Harford County Sheriff's Office was notified, Kranefeld wrote in an email to Patch.
Students and employees were allowed to return to the building around noon after deputies found no credible threat, according to sheriff's office spokesman Aaron Stewart.
Around 11:40 a.m. an alert message from the school system went out to parents of C. Milton Wright students notifying them of the situation at the school.
Here is the script from the call:
Parents of C. Milton Wright High School, this is Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications calling on behalf of Principal Marlene Molter with an important message. The school received a bomb threat by phone. As a precaution, students and staff were immediately evacuated per our evacuation plan and law enforcement was notified. Students remain safe at this time while the investigation is taking place. As we must take all threats seriously, students will remain evacuated until law enforcement gives the all clear for students to return. Once the investigation concludes and students are returned to their classrooms, you will be notified via this phone system. Thank you for your patience as we work through this situation. Again, this is Teri Kranefeld for Principal Marlene Molter.
This is not the first time a bomb threat has been made at the high school this school year. The school was evacuated once in October and increased police presence requested at the school later that month and again in December in response to threats.
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