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Bomb scare reported at Durham schools administration building

Posted January 18, 2012

— Police evacuated the Durham Public Schools administration building on Wednesday after a man made a statement about possibly having a bomb. 

Police responded around 9:15 a.m. to the building at 511 Cleveland St. and evacuated the third floor. The floor was briefly locked down and searched. 

No weapons or bombs were found, authorities said. No one was injured. 

The man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody but not charged. Police said his comments were taken out of context. 


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  • eyeoneastsky Jan 19, 2012

    This is the stupidest no story I have ever heard. People do not come to Durham to shop. You may be a victim of an extortioner trying to exact a toll from you in a parking lot.

  • Preebok Jan 19, 2012

    This shouldn't be reported, actually. It will give all the nutcases around here ideas.

  • sammyg Jan 19, 2012

    No bomb? That's da' bomb!

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 18, 2012

    Shouting "Let's blow the roof off of this joint",excitedly is no bomb scare...but who knows we live in a fearful paranoia world now it may well be pretty soon.?

  • moveyextraz Jan 18, 2012

    Oh noes he could have done tens of dollars of damage.

  • udaycoosay Jan 18, 2012