GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Students at North Gulfport Middle School returned to class about two hours after being evacuated for a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon. Gulfport Police checked out the building, and gave the all clear around 2pm.
According to investigators, the threat was received about noon. Students were immediately removed from the school. Officers and school administrators then went through the building to make sure there were no suspicious items.
Authorities have not released any information about the nature of the threat or how it was communicated to the school.
North Gulfport Middle School has seventh and eighth grade students. It’s located on Illinois Avenue in west Gulfport. The school is a part of Harrison County School District.