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Bomb scare evacuates Crawford Long Middle School

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Parents and students were on high alert following a bomb threat and evacuation of Crawford Long Middle School early Friday.

Students were taken to nearby South Atlanta High School as a precaution.

Several roads were closed in the area as authorities investigated, but the roads were opened shortly before noon. 

Just after 10:30 Friday, Atlanta Public Schools issued this update:

"This morning we received a bomb threat at Long Middle School.

The school has been evacuated and students have been taken to South Atlanta educational complex.

Atlanta Public Schools security staff and Atlanta Police Department are managing the situation.

A bomb sweep of the entire school is underway. After it is completed and cleared, students will be

transported back to the campus.

Atlanta Public Schools has notified the families of students of Crawford Long Middle School.

As we gather more information, we will update you on the situation."

Officials performed a 'sweep' of the school and deemed it safe for classes a short time later.

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