Law enforcement officials are investigating a bomb threat that was received by phone at Stone Bridge High School, and several other schools in Fairfax County.
Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn was evacuated for more than two hours today, after someone called the school just before 11:30 a.m. and said a bomb was in the building, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell. As a precaution, the school was evacuated and students were placed on buses to keep them out of the cold weather.
Four canine units searched the school, and nothing suspicious was found, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The students returned to classes at 1:30 p.m. They were dismissed at the regular time.
The Fairfax County Police Department reported on its Twitter feed that several schools in that jurisdiction also received bomb threats today, but none appeared credible.
“Loudoun Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting interviews and we will be coordinating with other jurisdictions who received similar phone threats to determine any similarities,” Troxell said.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective S. Cumberledge of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.