Update: Alachua County Public Schools reported at 11 a.m. Friday that Newberry High School has been cleared by law enforcement and nothing suspicious was found.
Our original story:
For the second time in 24 hours, Newberry High School received a bomb threat Friday morning according to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO).
“The call came in at 8:41 a.m.,” said ACSO spokesperson Cpt. Kaley Behl.
And like Thursday’s protocol, students are being evacuated to West Park and ACSO is sending deputies and a bomb-sniffing K-9 unit, Behl said.
On Thursday morning, Newberry High School received a bomb threat that was cleared by ACSO in the afternoon.
“There’s a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest,” said Newberry Mayor Jordan Marlowe, who is also Newberry High School history teacher.
The evacuation comes on the heels of a spate of bomb threats at Buchholz High School, the largest school in the district. Last week authorities arrested a Buchholz student they believe is responsible for at least two of the threats.
Santa Fe College also briefly shut down due to a bomb threat on Sept. 14.
Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated.