Fayetteville High School locked down for 30 minutes after threat

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Fayetteville High School was under a lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday morning after an anonymous report of a bomb threat in the area.

Dr. Michelle Miller, principal of the high school, said officials were informed by the Fayetteville Police Department about the threat, and that the school was secured for about 30 minutes.

The city’s online police and fire dispatch logs show a report of a possible bomb at 10:08 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Bulldog Boulevard near the high school.

Once the lockdown was lifted, the school’s normal procedures were back in place.

“The safety of our students and staff will always be our top priority,” said Miller in a letter to parents. “We are very proud of our students and staff today for their immediate and calm implementation of our school safety protocols.”

Bomb threats were also made to officials in several states on Wednesday and on Thursday which prompted some evacuations, but no explosives were found and the threats were quickly dismissed as a hoax.

Note: A previous version of this story stated that the school was locked down for 45 minutes, but school officials later said the lockdown lasted about 30 minutes.