Bomb Threat Empties Local High School

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MARLIN (May 22, 2013)—Marlin High School was evacuated Wednesday in response to a bomb threat.

Students were taken to the high school football stadium while authorities swept the school.

The threat was received by phone at around 10:50 p.m. at the school, police said.

The caller made what police described as a vulgar comment and then said he “would blow it up,” Marlin police Detective Rob Douglas said in a press release.

Automated notification calls were placed to parents as the school was evacuated, Douglas said.

A search of the school turned up no evidence of an explosive device, however, and classes resumed Wednesday afternoon.

The source of the call has been identified, Douglas said, but no other details were provided.