Developing: Opelika High School evacuating after bomb threat

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UPDATE 09/08/2021 2:55 p.m. – According to Opelika Police, an all clear has been given following a bomb threat at Opelika High School Wednesday afternoon.

Police say after 2:00 p.m., parents will be able to pick their children up at Opelika High School rather than at Southern Union. Bus routes will run as normal after dismissal.

Police are expected to release additional information on the incident later in the day.

This incident is under investigation by the Opelika Police Department, those with information may contact the department at (334) 705-5200 or through the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.

Tips may also be submitted via Opelika Police Mobile App.


OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Opelika High School is in the process of being evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to first responders familiar with the situation.

“Police are responding to a Bomb Threat at the High School and Lafayette Parkway is closed. We don’t have any additional information at the moment,” said Opelika Police Chief Shane Healey.

According to police, parents can pick up their children at the front area of southern union. They will need to see an administrator and present their id. Wait for an administrator to bring your child.

Wednesday around lunch, a text alert was also sent to Southern Union faculty, staff, teachers, and students because the college campus is located across from the high school. The high school is on Bulldog Parkway.

Police are asking for the public to still avoid the area.

News 3 has reached out to the school system and Opelika Police for further information. We will update you as we can.

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