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Waxahachie ISD junior high school evacuated due to bomb threat

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Waxahachie ISD evacuated students from Finley Junior High after a bomb threat on Wednesday morning.

The district said students were safe and accounted for and were evacuated to the College Church of Christ. The threat occurred about 11:40 a.m. and was a written threat on a bathroom stall.

Police and fire officials were called to the scene and to perform a search of the building.

"You can never take it likely when it comes to these bomb threats," said parent Michelle Dickerson. "I'm just glad they're OK."

In a separate incident, students at Waxahachie High School were put into lockdown on Wednesday morning after a threat via social media and a potential unauthorized person on campus.

The lockdown was lifted at noon and the rest of the school day was scheduled to continue.

The district said the two suspects involved in the Waxahachie H.S. incident were detained and questioned by police.

The message sent to a student had the phrase "going to shoot up the school" and was traced to a Red Oak ISD student. That person and another student allegedly involved could face charges.
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