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No bomb found at Galileo Magnet High School in Danville after reported threat

Authorities report that no bomb was found and no injuries have been reported

A high school in Danville has been evacuated following a reported bomb threat.
A high school in Danville has been evacuated following a reported bomb threat. (River City TV)

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

The Danville Police Department said a Danville school is safe after a reported bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

At about 3:39 p.m., police responded to Galileo Magnet High School after the school received a call of something threatening to bomb the building.

Police said they secured the school, evacuated all students and staff, and shut down a nearby street in response.

Authorities said the suspect called the school a second time and spoke directly to Danville Police Negotiators while the school was being cleared and evacuated.

Police found no suspicious items or threats to life were found in the initial search. However, Virginia State Police arrived at the scene with bomb-sniffing dogs who also searched and cleared the building, but found that it was safe.

According to the police department, no one was injured during the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY

A high school in Danville has been evacuated following a reported bomb threat.

Danville Police say the threat was called into Galileo Magnet High School. At this time, officers are at the school evacuating students.

Authorities report that no bomb has been found at this time and no injuries have been reported.

Police are asking parents to pick up their students at the police station located at 427 Patton St with a photo ID.


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