Taylor County High School evacuated after bomb threat, letter contained white powder

Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 1:58 PM EST
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PERRY, Fla. (WCTV) - Taylor County High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after it received a suspicious package containing white powder with a written bomb threat, according to Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett.

The sheriff says his deputies evacuated the school around 1:15 p.m., and no one was hurt in this incident.

There is no threat to the general public, Padgett says.

Padgett says the letter was pretty much a hoax, but the sheriff’s office takes threats like this seriously, especially when kids are involved.

This incident happened just a day after Wakulla County High School received a letter with white powder in it. Wakulla County deputies determined it was not a credible threat. The letter indicated the substance was anthrax, but investigators say it appears to be talcum powder.

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