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A 16 year old boy is in Augusta’s Youth Detention Center after allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to Burke County High School on Thursday.

Sheriff’s investigators say a male called the school office shortly after 10:00 a.m. and said a bomb would detonate within 10 minutes.

The building was evacuated and searched with help from a Richmond County Bomb Squad, but students were back in their classrooms by early afternoon.  The teen is charged with terroristic threats and disrupting a public school.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.