Editor's Note: A teen was arrested and charged in the bomb threat, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said. Here's our latest coverage.
Students at Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Virginia, evacuated early Wednesday afternoon after officials say they received a written bomb threat.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office evacuated the school and was searching the building.
The students were safe and accounted for, the school district said. Buses were brought to the grounds to keep evacuees out of the day's heat, and staff members provided food and water while they waited for an early dismissal.
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A teenage student was arrested and charged, law enforcement said.
Officials said there was nothing to suggest this was a credible threat, but authorities were treating it as such.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Rodriguez at 703-777-1021 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.