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FARMINGTON — Members of the Farmington Police Department Bomb Unit have cleared the scene of a bomb threat at Farmington High School.

The bomb threat was found on a note near the entrance of the 500 building just before 2 p.m. and the school was placed into preventive lockdown, according to Principal Tim Kienitz.

An unattended backpack was later found in a restroom inside the 500 building. Staff and students were evacuated to the 300 building as a safety precaution, Kienitz said.

Students remained in their sixth-period class until school was released at 3:12 p.m. They were directed to stay away from the 500 building as they left school grounds.

Members of the bomb unit x-rayed the backpack and discovered the image was not conclusive, Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said.

The bomb unit used a robot to remove the backpack and found nothing, according to Allen.

After-school activities, including sports practices, a driver's education class and JROTC practice, were canceled, Kienitz said.

Farmington High was one of several schools in San Juan County that received bomb threats in November and December of 2015. 

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