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Bathroom Graffiti, Feared as Possible Bomb Threat, Prompts Lockdown at Apalachee High

Barrow Sheriff's Office: Phrase written on the wall did not use the word "bomb," but made an insinuation that was considered a threat.

Bathroom Graffiti, Feared as Possible Bomb Threat, Prompts Lockdown at Apalachee High

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Officer found no suspicious devices at Apalachee High School, which was shut down early Friday afternoon due to a possible bomb threat.

The sheriff’s office reported on Facebook, “Everyone is safe and there is no need for undue alarm.”

The threat stemmed from a phrase written on a bathroom wall, according to the post, which also stated:

 “The phrase did not use the word “bomb,” but did make an insinuation which could be considered a threat. The phrase was suspected to have been written by a student.”

The sheriff’s office treated the graffiti as a legitimate threat, searching the school building, property and parked vehicles. A K-9 dog also was used.

Nobody was allowed in or out of the school during the search. Nothing was found and the school resumed normal activities.

Authorities are looking to determine who was responsible.

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