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Lafayette High School students return after bomb threat

Lafayette High School students return after bomb threat

A bomb threat Monday morning forced the evacuation of Edgemont High School in the Town of Greenburgh. 4th block shortened. Dismissal as usual.

Perry did not specify what form the threat took or how it came to the attention of the school district.

"Everything is safe and secure at the time being, but they are investigating the threat", Catlett said shortly before 11 a.m. Police blocked traffic from entering the school grounds while officials investigated the threat.

Betsy Overkamp-Smith with Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools tells WAVY.com the school was evacuated at 10:15 a.m. after a caller said there were two bombs at the school scheduled to deploy. The students were put in the gymnasium while the investigation was ongoing.

A bomb squad from Newport News has also been called to the scene, James City County Fire battalion chief Al Catlett said.

"I would like to go ahead and get her out of there", Smith said.

The threat was called-in to the school, he said. "School grounds are now inaccessible to the public, and I ask you to please not come to the school".


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