Authorities investigating bomb threat at Crain's Creek Middle School

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at Crain’s Creek Middle School.

“Crain’s Creek Middle School received a bomb threat at approximately 2:45 p.m., prompting the immediate evacuation of all students and staff in accordance with established procedures,” said the school district in a statement to Sandhills Sentinel on Tuesday.

Students and staff were escorted by armed officers to outside safe areas during the investigation. First responders were positioned throughout the property. A bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the campus. 

Video by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Patrick Priest.

“Currently, authorities are conducting a full search of the campus, and all students and staff will remain in their designated safe areas until further notice,” said the school district.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., police advised the scene was safe, and students were escorted by police to their vehicles and buses.

Authorities on the scene told Sandhills Sentinel the school received a bomb threat and was told if students were evacuated, they would be shot.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Feature photo: Law enforcement responds to Crains Creek Middle School after a bomb threat was made on Feb. 20.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Tia Parsons-Abel.

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