Watauga High School students given “all clear” after bomb threat


Emily Broyles, Reporter

Students at Watauga County High School were evacuated from campus after the school received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

The high school announced on their twitter account there was a “possible situation on campus”  at 1:22 p.m., causing students to be distanced from the school. Watauga High asked parents to not visit campus at the time.

At 1:42 p.m., Watauga High announced that “someone may have placed a bomb in the cafeteria,” in a tweet.

Law enforcement is now on the scene conducting a K-9 sweep,  according to the high school’s twitter account. The main drive of the school is closed.


The K-9 unit has traveled through most of campus and has not found anything, according to the school’s twitter account at 2:05 p.m. An official “all clear” has not been made yet, but, “A plan is being made for the safe return to instruction once the all clear is given.”

At 2:25 p.m., students returned to classes after law enforcement ensured grounds were safe, according to the high school’s twitter account.

This is a developing story.