Liberty High School was evacuated just before 12 noon today after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.
As of about 1:30 p.m., nothing had been found in the building, said Sgt. James Hartman, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s department was made aware of the threat at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday morning. After an initial assessment, it was decided the building would be evacuated and searched with the help of bomb-sniffing dogs, Hartman said.
The students were relocated to a safe place on the campus, and parents have been notified of the evacuation. School officials were making arrangements to release the students for the day, Hartman said.
Liberty High School’s school day usually ends at 2:35 p.m. Liberty High School’s Class of 2018 is graduating at 7 p.m. tonight at Jiffy Lube Live.