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Bomb threat clears Martinsburg High School

December 19, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Students and staff at Martinsburg High School were evacuated Wednesday from the building due to a bomb threat received over the telephone, Berkeley County Schools spokeswoman Leah Daniel said.

The building was checked and subsequently cleared by authorities and students were allowed to return to the building about an hour later, Daniel said.

Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release that members of the city’s police and fire departments, along with the West Virginia State Police Bomb Division, responded to the school at 701 S. Queen St., about 12:45 p.m.

The main office of the school received the threat from a male caller, but the threat was determined to be unfounded, police said.

“After the school was thoroughly searched, the students were returned to their classes without further incident,” police said in a news release. 

The Martinsburg Police Department is asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact them at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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