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Student arrested in high school bomb threat incident

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CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Cornelius have arrested a student at Hough High School they say is responsible for the bomb hoax that led to the school dismissing early Tuesday afternoon.

A 16-year-old student is charged with one felony count of making a false bomb report and is being transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Investigators evacuated a Cornelius high school twice in one day after police say a bomb threat was called in to the school.

The incident was reported at William A. Hough High School around 8:18 a.m. on Bailey Road Tuesday morning, according to officials with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Students were evacuated to the football field as a precaution.

The school was searched but nothing was found and students were returned to class by 9:40 a.m.

Later in the afternoon a suspcious package was reported during a second sweep of the school and it was again evacuated.

Parents were being called to come pickup their children as students were sent home at 1:30 p.m.

Investigators cleared the scene by 4 p.m. after nothing was found.

 

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