Asheboro police investigating after bomb threat at middle school

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — An investigation is underway following a bomb threat at South Asheboro Middle School, according to Asheboro Assistant Chief of Police Jim Smith.

On Monday at 3:10 p.m., Randolph County Communications received a call from a landline at South Asheboro Middle School with a caller stating that he was going to blow up the school, Smith said.

The school resource officer called in additional resources.

Due to the time of the call and the proximity to dismissal time, the students were not evacuated, Smith said. Asheboro police officers were stationed at every exit during dismissal.

After the school was clear of any students, Asheboro police requested that Guilford County sheriff’s deputies with K-9s trained in bomb detection come to assist.

A safety sweep was conducted and no evidence of a bomb was found.

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