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Newberry High School students evacuate to West Park due to bomb threat

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:01 PM EDT
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NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB) - A bomb threat was reported at Newberry High School, Thursday morning.

The threat was called in just before 10:30 a.m.

A little before 11 a.m., the School District confirmed students were being evacuated to West Park.

Nearby schools were locked down.

Alachua County deputies responded to conduct a sweep of the building. The University Police Department also brought in a bomb-sniffing dog.

Students who were able to walk home were allowed to leave early, but they were not required to.

This is a developing story. We will update you as we get more information.

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