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UPDATE: Buchholz High Gets All Clear After Bomb Threat

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Buchholz High students get picked up by their parents from the Boys and Girls Club, which is near the school. The students were evacuated to the club following a bomb threat this morning. (Leah Marshall/WUFT News)
Buchholz High students get picked up by their parents from the Boys and Girls Club, which is near the school. The students were evacuated to the club following a bomb threat this morning. (Leah Marshall/WUFT News)

Update, 2:30 p.m.

Buchholz High School in Gainesville has received the all clear from law enforcement following this morning’s bomb threat.

Students are returning to campus, school district spokeswoman Jackie Johnson wrote in an email.

The school will have regular dismissal and bus transportation, Johnson said. It will remain open until 5 p.m. for any students who may need to retrieve their belongings.

Update, 1:35 p.m. 

Students left at Buchholz High School following today’s bomb threat are expected to soon return to classes and will be dismissed at their regular time, school district spokeswoman Jackie Johnson wrote in an email.

The district expects an all clear from law enforcement at any time, Johnson said. The school will be open until 5 p.m. for students who left earlier to pick up their belongings, she said.

Update, 1:01 p.m.

Alachua County schools said that parents have the option of whether to pick up their children following today’s bomb threat at Buchholz High, and some of them are choosing to do so.

Update, 12:52 p.m.

Original story

Buchholz High School in Gainesville is being evacuated because of a bomb threat.

Law enforcement is conducting a sweep, according to a news release from Jackie Johnson, a spokeswoman for Alachua County Public Schools.

Students have been evacuated to the nearby Boys and Girls Club at 2700 NW 51st St.

Parents may pick up their children from the club if they want to, but this is optional.

Buchholz received three bomb threats in February.

WUFT News will provide updates as they become available.

 

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