Help authorities crack the case
Bomb threats generally are treated as felony charges that carry serious consequences. Anyone with information about Tuesday’s threat should call the Long County Sheriff’s Office at 545-2118 or the Ludowici Police Department at 545-9472.
A bomb threat called into Long County High School shortly after school began Tuesday caused quite a stir, but no bomb was found. Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Richard Truman said an anonymous caller told school personnel that a bomb would detonate at 10 a.m.
Ludowici Police Department Chief Richard Robertson said students, teachers and staffers were evacuated to Veterans Stadium in Ludowici; however, no explosion was detected at 10 a.m.
Classes continued at nearby Walker Middle School, which shares a cafeteria with the high school. However, as a precautionary measure, students in seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms on the east side of the school were relocated to the gymnasium until the high school was declared safe, WMS Principal Heath Crane said.
A bomb squad from Chatham County with two K9 bomb-sniffing dogs conducted a complete scan of the building and swept the school for bombs and other explosive devices, Truman said. The search did not turn up anything suspicious, and the K9 units found no trace of explosive substances.
Students and personnel were allowed back into the building around lunchtime and classes continued.
Officials do not know what motivated the caller to make the threat, and no suspects have been identified. Anyone with information should call the Long County Sheriff’s Office at 545-2118 or the Ludowici Police Department at 545-9472.