Gainesville High receives second bomb threat

Update: The Gainesville Police Department reported that Gainesville High School was all clear and nothing suspicious was found 3:20 p.m.

For the second straight day, Gainesville High School is being evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. 

The Gainesville Police Department made the announcement on social media at 12:37 p.m. saying, “GPD officers are on scene at Gainesville High School in reference to another bomb threat. Please avoid the area if possible. Parents can pick their children up as directed by the school.” 

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On Wednesday, GHS received a bomb threat that was cleared by early afternoon and declared a hoax. 

Thursday morning, reports came from Newberry High School saying that students had been detained in a possible connection with the recent bomb threats. 

On Tuesday, all three Newberry schools and Eastside High School in Gainesville received bomb threats. 

Newberry High was the lone hoax target on ThursdayFriday and Monday

Buchholz High School in Gainesville, the largest school in the Alachua County district, received four bomb threats between Aug. 19 and Sept. 7. Authorities arrested a Buchholz student they believe is responsible for at least two of the threats on Sept. 13.

Santa Fe College also briefly shut down due to a bomb threat on Sept. 14.

ACSO is directing anyone with information to contact Criminal Investigations Division at (352) 367-4170. Those who have information that leads to the arrest of a suspect can remain completely anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers through their “P3 Tips” application available through the App Store or Google Play, or by calling (352) 372-STOP (7867) and You can also report tips to the Newberry High School administrators at (352) 472-2201 or online at

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated.

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