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      Police investigating bomb threat at Forestbrook Middle School

      A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made at Forestbrook Middle School Tuesday morning.

      Horry County police say the threat was found on a bathroom wall at Forestbrook Middle School Tuesday morning.

      Students were evacuated, but were allowed back in around noon when the school was cleared by the police department's bomb squad.

      Principal April Scott sent an email to parents saying, "The school was searched and secured and we have been cleared to continue our regular school day. We will do everything we can to investigate this situation. The students and teachers have been sent back to class and have been instructed to continue their regular activities."

      Horry County police are investigating.

      Police charged an 11-year-old girl on April 4 after they say she wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Forestbrook Middle. She was released to a parent.

      The 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office is handling that case.

      Assistant Solicitor Caroline Fox can not speak specifically about the girl's case because she is a juvenile. But Fox says there are numerous diversion programs they try to used to keep kids out of court. No court date has been set in the girl's case.