A bomb scare at Bluffton High School on Monday led to a two-hour evacuation, according to a Beaufort County School District spokesman.
Bluffton High was put on modified lockdown around 10 a.m. and evacuated at 10:30 a.m. after a female student reported to a teacher she had overheard a conversation about a possible bomb threat, spokesman Jim Foster said.
Students waited in a lawn outside Lowcountry Community Church while Beaufort County Sheriff's Office bomb squad personnel, Bluffton police and school officials searched the school. A Marine Corps Police K-9 unit also came to the school, but was not used in the search.
After the search, students were led back into the building by school staff shortly before noon, Foster said.
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The student who reported the bomb threat was interviewed by police, and an investigation by Bluffton police continues, he said.