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C. Milton Wright High evacuated for bomb threat Monday

C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air was evacuated early Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was phoned in, Harford County Public Schools said.

The school received the threat by phone at about 11:30 a.m., according to a phoned notification sent to parents. Nothing was found, a school spokesperson said.

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"As a precaution, students and staff were immediately evacuated per our evacuation plan and law enforcement was notified," HCPS Communications Director Teri Kranefeld said in the call that went to parents. "Students remain safe at this time while the investigation is taking place. As we must take all threats seriously, students will remain evacuated until law enforcement gives the all clear for students to return."

At about 12:10 p.m., parents were informed in another call the investigation found the threat was not credible and the building was deemed safe. Classes were resumed.

"We would like to commend the students for their calm and appropriate behavior as we worked through this situation," the second phone notification stated.

C. Milton Wright was also evacuated briefly on Oct. 18, 2012, for a bomb threat. The school also was targeted indirectly a week later, on Oct. 24, as one of five Harford public and private high schools mentioned in a threat that led to increased patrols and security on that day. No unusual incidents were reported from the latter event.

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