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Watauga County schools opening after evacuation

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BOONE, N.C. -

Classes are beginning Watauga County schools after they were evacuated because of a bomb threat. 

The school district said classes were resuming at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after all the building were completed and no explosives were found. 

Boone police say someone called around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and said there was a bomb in an unspecified school in the county. 

Sheriff Lee Hagaman says the schools were evacuated as a precaution. Officers moved students to safe locations on or near school campuses. 

Several fire departments helped search of the buildings. 

There are about 4,500 students in the school district.

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