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All-clear given after bomb threat at Patrick Henry High School

Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 09, 2017

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Students and staffers are back inside Patrick Henry High School after the school was evacuated over a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

The school is located in Ashland in the 12000 block of W Patrick Henry Road.

"Sheriff’s Office has completed their security sweeps at Patrick Henry High School and the building has been deemed safe," Hanover County Public Schools spokesperson Chris Whitley said.

A search utilizing bomb detecting K-9s turned up nothing suspicious, Whitley said,

Students and staff were relocated to the football stadium as a precaution, but were allowed to return to school around 1:40 p.m.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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