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BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Classes are beginning Watauga County schools after they were evacuated because of a bomb threat.
The school district said classes were beginning to resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after the buildings were checked and no explosives were found.
Boone police say someone called around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and said there was a bomb in an unspecified school in the county.
Sheriff Lee Hagaman says the schools were evacuated as a precaution. Officers moved students to safe locations on or near school campuses.
Several fire departments helped search of the buildings.
There are about 4,500 students in the school district.