Officials investigate bomb threats at Williston-Elko High

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Published: May. 23, 2022 at 10:18 AM EDT
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WILLISTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Students and staff were evacuated from Williston-Elko High School after reports of a bomb threat Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Williston School District 29 informed families of the threat on Facebook around 9 a.m. of the first threat Monday morning. All students and staff were accounted for after the evacuation.

In a statement, the district later referred to the threat as “unfounded” and thanked several agencies and individuals for their “swift response.”

“We would like to thank our community members for the unwavering support and always remaining positive and cooperative as we work through these unfortunate situations,” concluded the statement by Superintendent Dr. Marcella D. Shaw.

Around 8:30 a.m Tuesday morning, the school was evacuated again after reports of a second bomb threat.

School officials posted on Facebook saying that the source of both threats has not been authenticated at this time.

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