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UPDATE: LeRoy schools reopen after false threat

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LEROY, Ill. (HOI) -- -

Students have returned after LeRoy Junior Senior High School was evacuated Friday for what officials say was a false threat.

In a tweet, LeRoy CUSD 2 said all students are safe. In a Facebook post, principal Jeff Baughman he school administration received an e-mail just after 10 a.m. indicating there were unspecified "devices" in the building. Students were evacuated at 10:08 a.m. and emergency responders were notified. 

Law enforcement, firefighters and school administrators swept the building, and nothing dangerous was discovered. Students began to return to class around 11:15 a.m. 

The McLean County Sheriff's Office and LeRoy Police Department are working to identify the source of the threat. 

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