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Bomb threat determined to be hoax

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By Staff Reports

INDEPENDENCE ― A bomb threat at Grayson County High School on Feb. 12 turned out to be a hoax.

Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan said he received a call around noon that day from Grayson school administrator Steve Cornett in reference to a bomb threat found written on a bathroom wall at GCHS.

“School officials reacted quickly to the threat and immediately locked down Grayson County High School while officers completed a full sweep of the building,” Vaughan said. “No device was located and two bomb sniffing K-9s from the Virginia State Police were requested to complete a secondary sweep of the building.”

Students were held in classrooms until the sweep of the building was complete. All schools resumed classes the following morning.

Officers from the Town of Independence and Virginia State Police assisted.

The sheriff said this remains an ongoing investigation