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Search reveals no bomb after threat reported

A bomb scare at West Fargo High School Friday, Sept. 28, turned out to be just that.

Principal Gary Clark said staff was alerted to the threat by a student reporting a message written on the wall in a girls lavatory stall, claiming a bomb was to go off at noon.

The West Fargo Police Department and the Cass County Bomb team were called to the scene. Following the recommendation of police officials, school staff responded with a lockdown at about 10:40 a.m., keeping students in their respective classrooms while a complete sweep of the building was conducted uncovering no bomb.

The lockdown expired at about 1 p.m. at which time school resumed its normal schedule.

A joint investigation by West Fargo Police and School District officials continues into the incident. The person(s) involved could face joint punishment, including expulsion from school and the potential for criminal charges being filed through juvenile court.