Bomb threat UPDATE
At 9:39 this morning, a bomb threat was called to Seneca High School. By 11, the school stood evacuated as a precaution, according to the Seneca police. John Covington, police chief, says with the help of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the building is being swept. “The school will resume normal operations as soon as the building has been cleared,” Covington said. His officers are trying to determine the source of the call. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations, says the district is confident the threat was a prank, but precautions are being taken. The Bobcats’ on-campus football stadium was being used to hold the students during the evacuation.