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More bomb and shooting threats in local public schools today

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Multiple area law enforcement agencies were busy today with bomb and shooting threats. High Springs Community School (HSCS) received a shooting threat early in the morning, and HSCS and First Christian Academy were both placed on lockdown until High Springs Police Department determined that there was no credible threat. The lockdowns were lifted by 8:45 a.m.

A bomb threat was received at Gainesville High School around 12:30 p.m., and students were evacuated and then dismissed. Gainesville Police Department cleared the school by 2:15 p.m.

Today’s threats come after four school days in a row with evacuations at Newberry High School, evacuations yesterday at Oak View Middle School and Eastside High School, and a lockdown yesterday at Newberry Elementary School. Buchholz High School previously had four evacuations for bomb threats in late August and early September; a 17-year-old was arrested on September 13 in relation to some of the bomb threats at Buchholz.

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