Panama City Beach school evacuated after bomb threat

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Tuesday

Authorities have given the all clear to students and staff at Arnold High School and Breakfast Point Academy. Students will be released at their normal schedule.

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According to Panama City Beach Police officers, a bomb threat directed toward Arnold High School was called in Tuesday afternoon.

Bay District Schools' social media accounts said students and faculty are safe and have evacuated the school. It says law enforcement is handling the situation and Breakfast Point Academy is also on lockdown at this time as a precaution.

No students can be released until law enforcement gives the "all clear."

Beach Police and the Bay County Sheriff's Office is helping out with the investigation.

As a result, Alf Coleman Road is closed north of Back Beach Road. It's best to avoid the area, if possible.