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Bomb Threat Launches Wide Search of D.C. Schools

A caller who said bombs had been placed in five District schools triggered a massive search operation yesterday morning, as police officers fanned out to search every one of the city’s public and private campuses before a noon deadline. Inspections of 268 school buildings, as well as the city’s universities, turned up no bombs, authorities said, and the noon deadline mentioned in the threat passed without incident. Officials said a private telephone operator received the threat about 5:45 a.m., apparently in the form of a text message, and alerted police. The message did not say which schools had bombs. Police said nothing indicated a connection to terrorism. “There are five bombs placed in five schools in the District,” the message said, according to police. “You have until noon to find them.” Full Story

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