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Suffolk middle school briefly evacuated after bomb threat

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 15:12:37-05

Suffolk Police are investigating after a bomb threat was found written on the wall of a restroom at John Yeates Middle School.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue were notified and the fire marshal issued a bomb threat evacuation at 1:15 p.m. so the school could be swept.

Fire personnel and state police dogs swept the building and the mobile units. At 1:45 p.m., the fire marshal gave the “all clear” for students and staff to return to the building.

School dismissed on time. A recorded phone message will go out to all parents.

Police say those responsible will face criminal charges as well as disciplinary consequences from the school.

If you have any information that might assist with this investigation, please contact the school or the Suffolk Police Department.