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Buses delayed at five schools as result of another bomb threat
UPDATE 2: Today’s bomb threat at Ni River impacted SOL testing. The bomb threat was found in a student restroom about 1:10 p.m. and the building was evacuated.
As a result, the afternoon’s SOL testing was impacted and needs to be rescheduled, schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said.
UPDATE: Schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said students at Battlefield, Brock Road and Chancellor will experience a “significant delay” in their bus routes this afternoon.
Students at five Spotsylvania County schools will be delayed in getting home on their buses this afternoon as a result of the latest bomb threat.
Students were evacuated from Ni River Middle School today after a bomb threat was found inside a student restroom, schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said.
Ni River students were transferred to adjacent Wilderness Elementary while the fire department conducted a room-by-room search, Daniels said.
Once the all-clear was given, students were allowed back inside Ni River to gather their belongings before boarding their buses.
The delay in releasing Ni River students is having a domino effect on bus transportation for other students.
Students at Wilderness, Battlefield, Brock Road and Chancellor elementaries are feeling the impact of the delays because of the overlap in buses that are used for the middle and elementary students.
This is the third bomb threat at Ni River this year. Wilderness Elementary has had two, including one earlier this week.