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Authorities evacuate Toombs Co. schools to search for explosives

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TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

Authorities were called out to evacuate Toombs County schools on Wednesday morning after they received a call about a bomb threat.

Dispatch got a call around 8 a.m. from a person threatening to blow up schools in Toombs County. Lyons Police aired on the side of caution and evacuated all Toombs County schools.

Chatham County Sheriff's bomb detection dog was called in immediately to sweep the high school for explosives. They didn't find any bombs, but they did see that someone had broken into one of the back windows of Toombs County High School.

Lyons Police Chief, Wesley Walker told WTOC that they are now trying to find out who put the call in and who was behind the threats.

Welker stated, "We haven't identified that person yet. We do have some suspects in custody and we are questioning them at this time. But we have not made a positive identification."

Parents were able to pick up kids at the Agricultural Center behind Toombs County High School. Lyons Police and Toombs County Superintendent Dr. Kim Corley have confirmed that school will be back in session Thursday.

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