Authorities called to investigate a suspicious package found at the Moore County Schools central office in Carthage Friday turned out to be a student’s backpack.

The office was evacuated when the package was found by the front doors just before 8 a.m.

The school district said ‘Non-essential employees were dismissed and essential employees were temporarily located at the Southern Baptist Association training center across the street from the central office.’

A multi agency investigation included the Moore County School Police, Carthage Police, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and a bomb squad.

“Calls to the central office are being rerouted to the Education Center at Pinckney,” said Moore County Schools via social media at the time of the evacuation.

This is the second suspicious package found in Moore County this week.

A Carthage resident found a package in the mail Monday that contained a white powdery substance. The man took the package to the Carthage Police Department.

Authorities with the Carthage Police Department said the substance was still being tested Tuesday for 100 percent confirmation; however, they believe the white substance was baby powder.

 

photo courtesy of MCS

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