BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – A bomb scare shut down a Gloucester County school for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the Pennco Technical School in Blackwood received a phone call from a male claiming to have knowledge of a bomb in one of the school’s offices.

This call prompted officials to evacuate the school just after 2 p.m. and alert police.

Upon arrival, several bomb sniffing K-9 units were deployed from several different jurisdictions.

With the help of the Blackwood Fire Company, the school was cleared and nothing was located.

The school was reopened just after 4 p.m.

An investigation into the identity of the male called is pending. Anyone with knowledge of the suspect is asked to contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, the Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560, or e-mail at

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