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Authorities work to remove car with suspicious device

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MIDWAY, GA (WTOC) -

Midway Middle School was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a suspicious device found in a car. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office are trying to remove the car and suspicious device parked near the school so parents can pick up their children.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said their office received a call about possible bomb at the middle school, which is just off of US Hwy 84 and US 17.

The sheriff said a car that was stolen out of Savannah had a device in it with all the appearances of a bomb - with wires and butane tank in the woodline behind the school. They're still working to figure out of it's a bomb, but they are taking all precautionary measures as if it was one.

Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee told WTOC that Midway Middle School was evacuated and Liberty Elementary School is still on lockdown, but that there is no immediate danger.

The GBI responded and blew windows out of car. The sheriff said bomb threat could have been a diversion for credit union robbery nearby.

Middle school students were taken to the high school. Any students still on school buses were taken to Liberty County High School where parents can pick them up.

Lee said the school district is calling parents to alert them about the situation. Parents are waiting to hear about their children on Edgewater Drive, which is where the elementary school and the middle school are located.

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