KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A bomb threat note that was ultimately proved unwarranted prompted an evacuation Monday at Northwest Cabarrus High School, Cabarrus County Schools confirmed with Queen City News.

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District officials said staff discovered the note and all staff and students were immediately evacuated from the building for precautionary measures.

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The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office was called in, conducted a search, and shortly after 11 a.m. determined the facility was safe for staff and students to return, the district said.