By Kristina Dougherty

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – Phoenixville High School was temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday morning after officials say a student stated he had a bomb in his backpack.

According to the Superintendent, a teacher overheard the student make the comment after he placed his backpack on the classroom floor.

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Emergency procedures were initiated and the police were notified.

All students, faculty and staff were evacuated from the building to Washington Field.

Officials say no explosives were discovered, and police declared the building safe for all to return.

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Officials say a 10th grade student was taken into custody and questioned by Phoenixville Police detectives. They say he will be charged as a juvenile with making terroristic threats as well as other related charges.

Students are now back in class, and the remainder of the day will go on as schedued, officials say.


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