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Herndon High School/File photoUpdate, 1:50 p.m. Friday — Fairfax County Public Schools confirm that three FCPS high (McLean, Herndon and Westfield) schools were targeted with a bomb threat, but the threat was not credible.

“Police are investigating, and have determined the threats are not credible, and are intended only to disrupt the school day,” school officials said in a statement. “We do not believe any of our students are at risk.  We are continuing with normal school operations for the rest of the day.”

Original story, 1:15 p.m. Friday — Seven Northern Virginia schools — including Herndon High School — reportedly received bomb threats on Friday, law enforcement officials said. WRC-TV reports that the following schools received bomb threats:

  • Herndon High School in Herndon
  • McLean High School in McLean
  • Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn
  • George Mason High School in Falls Church
  • Falls Church High School in Falls Church
  • Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington
  • Westfield High School in Chantilly

Students and staff at Bishop O’Connell, Stone Bridge and George Mason have been evacuated.

Earlier this week, students at McLean High were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Fairfax County Police determined about 1 p.m. Friday that the threats were a hoax.


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