Police: Another bomb threat made

MIDDLEBURG – A bomb threat at Midd-West High School led to evacuation for students and staff Wednesday, marking the second such incident to occur in a little more than a month, Middleburg Police Department reports.

Wednesday’s incident occurred at 11:47 a.m., when police were contacted by school administration and informed that the threat was received via written communication indicating the possibility of a bomb placed inside the school, according to the report.

Police said students and staff were evacuated to another building owned by the school district, in accordance with school district emergency procedures.

A Union County bomb dog was brought in to conduct a search of the high school, and students remained in the designated safe zone until the search was completed, the report states. School administrators continue to work closely with police in the investigation of the incident, and anyone with information is asked to call Middleburg Police at (570) 837-0321 or (570) 372-0826.

A previous bomb threat occurred at the school on Feb. 8. A 14-year-old Midd-West student was subsequently arrested as a result of police investigation.

Police were assisted during Wednesday’s incident by the Snyder County Sheriff’s Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Canine Unit.