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Cedar High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat; No Explosives Found By Bomb Squad

Dec 7, 2020, 5:34 PM | Updated: 6:35 pm
FILE PHOTO: Cedar High School in Cedar City. (KSL-TV)...
FILE PHOTO: Cedar High School in Cedar City. (KSL-TV)
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CEDAR CITY, Utah – Officials with the Cedar City Police Department said Cedar High School was evacuated and a suspicious package was found after dispatch received a 911 call regarding a potential bomb threat.

Police received the 911 call at 2:08 p.m. Monday, and all students, faculty and staff were safely evacuated.

“After the building was evacuated, a preliminary search of the building was conducted where a bag was located that appeared to be suspicious,” officials said. “A bomb-sniffing canine and the St. George bomb squad were called in to assist.”

Members of the bomb squad assessed the threat Monday evening and said they “did not find a bomb nor any explosive devices.”

Police said there is no active threat to the public and an investigation into the incident was underway.

“We would like to thank the Cedar High School staff, Iron County School District and the many agencies that responded with the cooperative efforts that took place during this incident,” officials said.

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Cedar High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat; No Explosives Found By Bomb Squad