CRESTVIEW,Fla. (WALA) - Nick Kootsouradis, Assistant Superintendent of the Okaloosa County School System says a male high school student is being questioned after comments that an "explosive device" was left inside Crestview High School.
Earlier this morning, students and teachers returned to classrooms at Crestview High School after being evacuated to the stadium while Okaloosa investigators conducted a thorough sweep of the building.
At one point, says Kootsouradis, the students were escorted into the gymnasium because it started to rain.
But at no time, says the assistant superintendent, were the students in any danger. Okaloosa County school officials have a crisis plan when events like this occur. Kootsouradis said the system worked perfectly in this case.
No explosive device was found. As to why the student allegedly made statements about putting a dangerous device in the school, Kootsouradis says that matter is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office.
Nicole Wagner, Public Information Officer with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office tells Fox10News the evacuation was ordered after a student made "disturbing statements" about an explosive device inside the school.
Wagner said the student is being questioned but would not say if the teenager faces possible criminal charges at this time.
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