All clear after bomb threat at Alpharetta High School

Police gave the “all clear” about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, hours after an emailed bomb threat led officials to evacuate Alpharetta High School, officials said.

Officers with dogs walked through the large high school looking for any signs of an explosive device, Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Students were dismissed from the football field onto buses and into cars about 3:30 p.m., almost two hours after the building was evacuated, Hale said.

Classes were still in session at the time the threat was discovered.

Students were not permitted back into the school before being dismissed.

“We are still working out a plan for how students and staff will get their belongings — if it will be later tonight or wait until tomorrow,” Hale said.

The district asked Alpharetta police to assist in the investigation.

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