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GCSO responds to written bomb threat at Wewahitchka Elementary School

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a written bomb threat at Wewahitchka  Elementary School (WES) today at approximately 11:00 a.m. CST. Students and faculty  were evacuated from the campus and ultimately dismissed early with Wewahitchka High  School students, due to transportation challenges.  

Once the campus was secured a search was conducted. Deputies were assisted by the Bay  County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. No explosive devices were located, and the school is  deemed safe. Classes will continue as scheduled tomorrow.  

No suspects have been identified in the case; however, it is believed the threat was made  by a student. Investigators will continue to work with the School Resource Deputy and  school administration to identify a suspect. Anyone with information may contact the Gulf  County Sheriff’s Office at (850)227-1115 or (850)639-5717. Anyone that wishes to remain  anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (850)785-TIPS, submit a tip online at  p3tips.com, or through the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office smartphone app.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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