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Bomb Threat Leads to Altered School Dismissal

A message found written at Moses Middle School was the second bomb threat made to a Paulding school this week.

Dismissal procedures at Moses Middle were altered Friday afternoon following school officials’ discovery of a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall, school district and public safety officials said Friday evening. The threat was the second to involve a Paulding County school this week.

The threatening message was found and reported to school officials at the end of the school day, Associate Superintendent Brian Otott told Dallas-Hiram Patch, but it was not immediately known how long the message had been written there. Officials upon the discovery of the message contacted the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and an internal sweep of the school was conducted. Nothing dangerous was found.

Cpl. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the threat was unfounded as no dangerous materials were found upon completion of the search.

Otott said that due to the circumstances of the found message, including its discovery late in the day, the facility was not evacuated but officials altered dismissal procedures. Officials followed all standard protocols, he added.

Wednesday morning, Paulding County High School was evacuated after the county’s 911 received an anonymous call saying that a bomb was in the school.

Henson on Friday said investigators have determined that the call came from a cell phone but have not yet determined where the call originated.

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