Centennial evacuated after phoned bomb threat ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE

About 1,400 students and faculty members were evacuated from Centennial High School yesterday after someone called the school and falsely reported that a bomb was in a locker, a county schools spokeswoman said.

At about 11:10 a.m. yesterday, a male caller phoned the school in the 4300 block of Centennial Lane and said, "There's a bomb in a locker and if someone opens it, they'll go kabloom," said school spokeswoman Patti Caplan.


Students were immediately moved to Burleigh Manor Middle School in the 4200 block of Centennial Lane, where they remained until county bomb squad workers and dogs searched all the lockers for explosives, Ms. Caplan said.

At 1 p.m., authorities said they determined there were no explosives on site. Twenty minutes later students were allowed back inside, Ms. Caplan.



* Ellicott City: 3800 block of College Avenue: Someone smashed the driver's side window to a 1983 Chevrolet truck Monday or Tuesday.

9800 block of Foxhill Drive: Someone shot a cat on Oct. 23 near its owner's home, severely injuring the animal.

9200 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone shattered the rear window to a 1987 Toyota 4-Runner truck Tuesday, while it was parked on the Chatham Mall parking lot.

* Elkridge: 6600 block of Washington Boulevard: Someone may have used a slim jim or a coat hangar to enter a 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Tuesday or Wednesday.

The person stole a $110 radar detector, a $22 black wallet, $15 in cash and nine CDs valued at $180.