File Photo – Cary Junior High School. | Photo: CSD 26

Police say no criminal charges will be filed against a student who made a bomb threat towards Cary Junior High School, prompting an evacuation of the school on Wednesday.

The Cary Police Department responded around 8:50 a.m. Wednesday to the Cary Junior High School, 2109 Crystal Lake Road in Cary, for a report of a student who made a verbal bomb threat against the school.

Cary School District 26 officials told police that a student reported hearing another student say they would bomb the school on today’s date.

The statement was made during the school day on Tuesday, according to Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff.

The school was evacuated briefly while a search was conducted. Students were returned to class upon completion of the search.

An investigation was conducted into the threat and police identified the juvenile who made the statement.

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The threat was not bonafide and the incident is being handled administratively by school personnel, Naydenoff said.

A statement sent to parents by Cary School District 26 Superintendent Dr. Brian Coleman said the school has taken “appropriate disciplinary action.”

“The threat was made in jest with the student having no intention of acting on it. The administration will continue to consider every threat serious regardless of intention,” Coleman said.

“I want to thank our students that came forward today to provide vital information to resolve this matter. We should be very proud of the way our students and staff effectively evacuated the school and remained patient throughout the entire process,” he added.