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Classes canceled at North Henderson, Apple Valley after bomb threat

Students were evacuated from North Henderson High School and Apple Valley Middle School shortly before 8 a.m. today after someone made a bomb threat in a 911 call, the sheriff's office said.

Law officers raced to the campus and evacuated the students after the call was made at 7:47 a.m. Members of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office Explosive Ordnance and SWAT teams and Criminal Investigations Division detectives are on scene clearing the school.

The sheriff's office and school system announced at 10 a.m. that school is canceled for the day at both North and Apple Valley.

Students will be required to leave campus the same way they came to school today. Student drivers will drive their personal vehicles home, and bus riders will ride home.
To accurately account for each student leaving the campuses, North Henderson student drivers are not permitted to take additional students home in their personal vehicles unless they are siblings in the same household.
Phase 1 @ 9:45 a.m.: Student drivers and their siblings (at North or Apple Valley) in the same household ONLY leave campus.
Phase 2 @ 10:30 a.m.: Student bus riders load their normal buses and ride their normal routes home.
Phase 3: Student dismissal for all students remaining on campus begins at 12:45 p.m. at Fruitland Baptist Bible College at 1455 Gilliam Road. Parents and families should go to Fruitland Baptist Bible College to pick up their student if they were not a bus rider or student driver. During pickup, guardians and parents must stay in their vehicles and will be required to provide photo identification to pick up their child.

Those with questions may contact the Office of Administrative Services directly at 828-697-4733.

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An earlier version of this report contained an incorrect location for the phase 3 reunification location where the students will meet parents/guardians.