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Hough High gets 2nd report of suspicious package

Police have evacuated Hough High School in Cornelius for the second time Tuesday, following another report of a suspicious package in the school.

The second evacuation came shortly after noon and was prompted by a report that someone had seen a suspicious package somewhere in the school. Students and staff were still outside the school at 1 p.m., a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokeswoman said.

Cornelius and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police already were investigating the circumstances around a morning incident that led to an evacuation. Students and staff were told by police to leave the building after someone reported seeing a suspicious package in a restroom about 8:15 a.m., according to a Cornelius police spokeswoman.

Police from Cornelius and CMS, along with Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Service and CMS officials, searched the school building but did not find a package, police say. Students and staff were able to return to the building about 9:40 a.m.

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