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Bomb threat at Watertown High School leads to evacuation Thursday

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  December 5, 2013 03:25 PM

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A bomb threat at Watertown High School led authorities to evacuate the building this afternoon and cancel all school-related activities for the rest of the day, according to school officials and state authorities.

The threat was called in around 11 a.m., said Jennifer Mieth, spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal's office.

State Police Bomb Squad units with bomb-sniffing dogs and local police investigated the school this afternoon, but nothing was found in their nearly three-hour search, she said.

Calls to Watertown Police for comment went unanswered. However, Watertown school officials said in a statement that the investigation has finished and the building has been cleared by authorities.

School will resume on a normal schedule tomorrow despite the cancelation of today's activities, they said.

"As a precaution, school and evening events including parent conferences at the High School were cancelled for Thursday evening," the statement said. "The building has now been cleared and school will resume as normal on Friday, December 6th."

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