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Evacuation issued at Aberdeen school, investigation ongoing

Students and staff at Aberdeen High School were evacuated following a threatening phone call.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 1:23 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 3:21 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Students and staff at Aberdeen High School were evacuated following a threatening phone call.

Aberdeen School District Superintendent Jeffrey Clay said the phone call was about a possible bomb threat.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the phone call was reported at approximately 1 p.m.

He said sheriff's deputies used three K-9s to sweep through the school. 

Nothing was found, allowing students and staff to return to classes.

The sheriff said officers interviewed a person of interest following a check of phone records.

However, no charges have been filed at this time. 

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