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Bomb threat prompts school evacuations at Fort Bragg

Posted February 13, 2013

— About 1,000 students were evacuated from two Fort Bragg schools Wednesday afternoon following a bomb threat, post officials said.

The threat was reported around noon to administrators at Shugart elementary and middle schools. An ordnance team cleared the buildings a short time later. Nothing was found, officials said.

"Our school evacuation and emergency procedures worked as we have rehearsed and tested them," said Tom McCollum, a post spokesman.

Students were moved to “secure locations” in the Linden Oaks community, officials said, and the public was asked to avoid the area during the investigation.

Students were released to the parents and guardians about 2 p.m.


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  • LibertarianTechie Feb 13, 2013

    I wonder if they will be able to catch who called this in.

  • TITAN4X4 Feb 13, 2013

    OK who doesn't want to be in class, or who didn't have their homework done?

  • raleighlynn Feb 13, 2013

    So many "copycat" incidents since Sandy Hook and prior. Humanity is going down the tubes. God protect our children.