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Tuscola High evacuated after 'sparsely worded' bomb threat

Tuscola High was evacuated on March 7, 2018,after what school officials called a "sparsely worded" bomb threat was found written on a wall in a girls restroom. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Tuscola High School was evacuated after what school officials called a "sparsely worded" bomb threat was found written on a wall in a girls restroom.

Haywood County Schools said the incident was reported at 9:40 a.m. For precautionary reasons, the school evacuated the students onto buses while law enforcement and bomb dogs searched the campus.

The school has since been deemed safe and students have been returned to campus.

Parents were notified they could pick up their children at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.

One parent said, after the Florida school shooting, this is a scary time.

"There was a note found in the bathroom, and they said the school's evacuated," parent Scott Windsor said. "But they didn't say, you know, what the note was about, if there was a credible threat."

School leaders said, for safety reasons, they notify parents of the evacuation location once all students are transported.

At this time, the school district is no longer allowing students to be checked out at Stuart Auditorium. If parents want to pick up their child from school, that now needs to be done at Tuscola High after they've been returned to the school.

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