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Bomb threat at MCSD school being investigated by Columbus Police Department

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The Columbus Police Department is investigating a bomb threat that was called into Jordan Vocational High School, said Muscogee County School District communications director Mercedes Parham.

“School administrators notified security upon receipt and proceeded with the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all students and staff,” Parham said in the news release Tuesday. “At this time, the threat has not been deemed imminent or credible.”

Parham told the Ledger-Enquirer nobody was evacuated from the school and the threat was called in Tuesday at 12:45 p.m.

MCSD Police Chief Greg Arp said in the news release, “We will follow up on any leads that developed after the initial investigation conducted by school security. We will take the appropriate action, to include criminal charges, as the investigation continues with the effort to identify the caller and source of the call.”

Ledger-Enquirer staff writer Mark Rice covers education and other issues related to youth. He also writes feature stories about any compelling topic. He has been reporting in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley for more than a quarter-century. He welcomes your local news tips and questions.

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