Laurinburg and state police responded to Scotland High School about 10 a.m. Thursday to check out an unidentified package found on the ground near the stadium field house.
The State Bureau of Investigation says the package was put there as a hoax.
The package was an empty cardboard box wrapped in tape with some type of wires attached to it, according to Laurinburg police.
Police say at no time were any students or staff in danger.
Police are asking anyone with information about the packaged item to contact the Laurinburg Police Department.