Bomb Threat at Ashburn School

Bomb Threat at Ashburn School

A local high school was the victim of a bomb threat called in late Wednesday night.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a call was received by the Emergency Communications Center via 911, at 9:28 p.m., March 1, from an unidentified male, stating there was a bomb in Stone Bridge High School. Five minutes later the school's custodial staff and other employees who were still in the building were notified and evacuated.

The school was searched by explosive detective canine units, but no explosives were found. The school was cleared by authorities three hours later.

No nighttime events were being held at the school Wednesday night, authorities said. The threat stated the bomb would go off during the day Thursday, March 2.

"There was nothing planned at the school for that day," said Wayde B. Byard, spokesperson for the school system. "There was no big test scheduled, nothing out of the usual."

The Sheriff's Office and the school system are working together to investigate this threat. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Specialist R. Fowler at 703-777-1021 or to call the anonymous tip line, Loudoun Crime Solvers, at 703-777-1919.

This is the second bomb threat in Loudoun County this week. Monday the Government Center in Leesburg was evacuated after receiving a call that there was a bomb in the building. No explosives were found on the premises.