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Mount de Sales evacuated amid shooting threat, school now cleared

Students were evacuated and taken to the auditorium for individual searches

MACON, Ga. — Students at Mount de Sales in downtown Macon were evacuated Friday after a shooting threat.

According to Sgt. Linda Howard with the Bibb Sheriff’s Office, they were initially notified about a bomb threat at the school, but administrators at the scene later clarified and told her it was a shooting threat.

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A Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release says Mount DeSales Academy holds morning announcement on a private YouTube channel. During the announcements, an unknown person posted a comment that someone was going to shoot up the school. 

Students and faculty were then escorted out of the building and crime scene tape was put in place.

Officers began a sweep of the school trying to find a gun while the students were taken to the auditorium and searched individually.

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When the school was deemed safe, the students were cleared and allowed back in the school. No one was injured and the campus was reopened around 11:15 a.m. 

The case is till under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.