ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- An apparent misunderstanding led to an evacuation at Lorraine Elementary School in Rockdale County Friday morning.
It started with a fire alarm, which may have been triggered by heat from flash stands being used to take students' school portraits.
During the fire alarm, a student made a comment about a bomb to a teacher, according to Rockdale County Sheriff's Cpl. Michael Camp. The student's comment led to school officials declaring a bomb threat.
Camp said the student's father works for Rockdale County Public Schools and investigated a bomb threat at Rockdale High School last week. Police believe the student's comment about the father's part in the Rockdale High threat was taken out of context by the teacher.
The sheriff's office conducted a sweep of Lorraine Elementary, just to be safe.