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Taylor County High School evacuated after 'suspicious package with white powder' found

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 18:17:07-05

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Students at Taylor County High School were evacuated Thursday after a "suspicious package" with white powder and a note inside was sent to the school.

In a Facebook post shared Thursday afternoon, Taylor County school officials alerted parents to the ongoing situation.

The details of the note sent to Taylor County High have yet to be released, and a preliminary test said the white powder-like substance found inside the suspicious package had no presence of biological or chemical agents or other toxic substances.

Officials said students have been released 20 minutes early for the day and buses will run as usual. Parents also have the option to pick up their child early as well.

The Perry Police Department released a statement in which they said there are no further threats to the Taylor County School system or the community at this time.

This comes a day after a similar incident happened at Wakulla High School where they received a letter that made threats of violence against the school and contained an unknown white powder, which was noted by the writer to be anthrax.

Preliminary tests appeared to show the white powder in the letter as being talcum powder.

Wakulla County High School students returned to school as usual on Thursday.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.