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Bomb threats at Wake jail, Franklinton High found to be hoaxes

Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter, & Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editorMay 24, 2019

Inmates at the Wake County Detention Center had to undergo tighter security while students at Franklinton High School got to go home early Friday after bomb threats at the jail and the school.

Sheriff Gerald Baker said the jail received a call from an unidentified number at about 12:30 p.m. indicating a bomb was in the adjacent parking garage.

Deputies immediately secured the area, and the sheriff’s office called State Capitol Police and North Carolina State University police to borrow K-9 to help search for possible explosive devices.

The dogs spent 90 minutes checking the parking garage, the booking area where those who are arrested first come in and the perimeter of the jail property without finding anything, Baker said.

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