Bomb threat forces the evacuation of three Yorktown schools

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of three schools in Yorktown Friday morning.

According to police, a bomb threat was phoned in to the attendance office at 9 a.m. at Yorktown High School. School officials immediately dismissed the 2,400 students at the high school, Yorktown Middle School and the Alternative High School, all which share the same campus.

Yorktown police, fire officials and the county bomb squad promptly responded by conducting a sweep of the building and the campus but did not find anything suspicious. After the school was deemed safe, students were allowed to return to pick up their belongings.

Officials are taking the threat seriously although there is some speculation that it may be a Friday the 13th prank. Police say phoning in a bomb threat is a felony punishable by seven years in jail.

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