UPDATE: The Marshall County School System has issued a statement concerning the bomb threat that caused a full evacuation at the Marshall County High School this afternoon.
School administration say a note was found in a school bathroom indicating there was a bomb threat in the high school's library.
At that time, officials say evacuation of students and notification of parents took place. Law enforcement were called in where they made a complete sweep of the building before it was deemed safe for students to re-enter. Officials say while there are leads at this time, an intensive investigation is ongoing.
DRAFFENVILLE - Phone and E-mail alerts went out just before 2 p.m. indicating there had been a bomb threat at Marshall County High School.
In a message from School District CIO Russ Buchanan, it stated the school had been placed on lockdown and all safety precautions were being followed.
At the scene, students were being evacuated to the Carroll Traylor Football Stadium where they stayed until approximately 2:38 p.m. Law enforcement vehicles could be seen in various places around the school, with school buses blocking the main entrance. Despite notice that school would be dismissed at the normal time, parents began lining up on High School Road, adding their names to a list, called out to waiting students in the stadium. A notice went out at 2:51 indicating the school has been cleared and is safe for students to return to. Students will be allowed to re-enter and get their belongings followed by dismissal. Buchanan thanked students and staff for their cooperation in how they handled the matter.