A senior prank prompted a school evacuation Tuesday at South Iredell High School in North Carolina, deputies said.
The call came in around 10:30 a.m. for a possible explosive device that was found in a locker, deputies said.
The school resource officer found the device, according to a report.
CHOPPER IMAGES: South Iredell High School evacuated for suspicious device found
Officials said the prank device involved alarm clocks and zip ties inside school lockers.
About 1,700 students were evacuated to the bleachers at the football fied.
A bomb-sniffing dog was brought in to help in the investigation.
CHOPPER 9: Students evacuated after possible explosive device found at South Iredell HS
Troutman Police Chief Matthew Selves said there was a message sent out on social media by the students. The message said bring your alarm clocks.
Selves said they take this hoax very seriously.
Two 18-year-old girls, Shannon Farrell and Lakia Hall, are in custody accused in the prank. The students will face charges of felony of hoax by false bomb in a public building and possibly more charges later, Selves said.
The father of one of the teens accused said it was just a prank.
Multiple Iredell County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters were at the scene.
The school is on Old Mountain Road in Statesville.
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