Newport News school evacuated after reported bomb threat

Newport News school evacuated after reported bomb threat
Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 16:34:36-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A school was evacuated on Wednesday after police say there were reports of a bomb threat.

Around 12:47 p.m., a bomb threat was called into the main office of Heritage High School.

The high school and Huntington Middle School were evacuated. Administrators conducted a fire drill and all students and staff exited the building.

Students at the school told News 3’s Brian Hill that they were dismissed at 2:05 p.m.

Police and fire officials conducted a thorough sweep of the building and a device was not located. Students and staff are allowed back inside and the building will be open until 6 p.m., so students can get their belongings.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to release at this time.

Stay with News 3 for updates.