Holly Hill school evacuated

Holly Hill school evacuated

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HOLLY HILL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Some parents at Holly Hill school waited nearly two hours to get their kids out early Tuesday.
This, after a parent called to say her son overheard another student bragging he was going to bring a backpack full of military grade explosives to school.

Police and school officials evacuated all the kindergarten through 8th grade students at about 8:30 Tuesday morning.  They searched the school with bomb-sniffing dogs and just about every officer on the Holly Hill Police Department searched classrooms and lockers. 

They eventually identified the 14-year-old student who made the comments.  They said he never acted on his threats, and they did not find anything. 

Parents were not notified by the school district until 10 a.m., an hour-and-a-half after the evacuation.   Some were so upset, they were giving officers and school officials an earful.

The student who made the threats was taken in for psychological evaluation, officials said.

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