SHS receives Bomb Threat

Seneca High School was evacuated this morning after officials received a bomb threat.  At 9:39am, school officials received a call claiming a bomb was in the school building.  The school was immediately evacuated as a precaution.  Seneca Police Chief John Covington reports that with the help of an Oconee County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the building was swept.  The school will resume normal operations as soon as the building has been cleared.  Seneca Police are trying to determine the source of the call. Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland said the district is confident the threat was a prank, but precautions are being taken. The Seneca Bobcats’ on-campus football stadium was being used to hold the students during the evacuation.