Oak Grove high school students evacuate campus after "vague" bomb threat

OAK GROVE, Miss. - Students at Oak Grove High School evacuated its campus Wednesday morning after school officials received a vague bomb threat over the phone.

Superintendent Tess Smith said the call came around 8:30 a.m., which prompted staff, teachers, and students to evacuate until further notice.

"We have a protocol we follow, from the time the secretary realizes what is going in with the call, and they (school) followed that through the letter" said Smith.

Smith said campus police and herself searched the campus and there was no immediate threat. Students returned to class an hour later.

The school is investigating where the call originated. "I hope when we do catch this person, and I feel very confident that we do, we will give the maximum discipline that we can deal with that person."

The last time Lamar county school district received a bomb threat was last year said Smith.

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