• North Port High School evacuated due to bomb threat

    By: ALEXANDRA HERRERA , Staff Writer, North Port Sun

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    North Port, Florida - NORTH PORT -- North Port High School students were evacuated on Friday afternoon after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom stall.

    According to Communications Manager Scott Ferguson, the message was being investigated and students were evacuated to the football stadium and then by bus to the Morgan Family Center.

    Ferguson said that district takes every threat seriously, and Friday afternoon’s lockdown also prompted road closures along West Price Boulevard. North Port Police Department shut down West Price between Glenallen Boulevard and Creek Nine Drive at Heron Creek Golf and Country Club.

    Neither Glenallen Elementary or Heron Creek Middle School were affected during Friday’s lockdown.

    Along with the lockdown at North Port High School, the district also put three other schools on lockdown due to a domestic incident on Haberland Boulevard.

    Ferguson said the threat at NPHS was written by someone who had access to the school, and was not related to the lockdowns at Woodland Middle, Toledo Blade and Atwater elementary schools.

    Students on Friday were released from the Morgan Center while the investigation was being conducted. North Port students were allowed to retrieve their cars and teachers were checking in on classrooms late Friday afternoon.

    The investigation remained underway Friday evening.

    Email: aherrera@sun-herald.com

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