MIFFLINTOWN - A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Tuscarora Junior High School in Mifflintown on Monday morning, a school official said.
Richard Musselman, superintendent of the Juniata County School District, said students and staff were evacuated after someone found a note in a restroom that said there was a bomb in the school.
"We want to protect students," Musselman said. "That's our first priority."
Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown brought dogs and walked through the junior high school to check for bombs, he said.
The students and staff returned to the building after the police concluded their search and deemed the building safe, the superintendent said. The school will resume its normal schedule today, he said.
Musselman said school officials also will investigate the incident and try to discover who wrote the note. He called the incident "a terroristic threat."
No other schools were affected by the threat Monday, the superintendent said.