Bomb scare evacuates school

Memorial School students were sent home a bit early Friday after a report of a bomb at the school forced evacuation of the building, police said.

School resource officer William Emmons called for assistance at around 1:45 p.m., police said, after he got word from a teacher who discovered a note written on a bathroom wall.

The note stated that there may be an explosive device in the building that would be detonated at a specified time, police said.

The school was evacuated immediately, police said. Because of the hour, students were subsequently dismissed for the day.

Lt. Robert Tousignant said school buses were summoned and all the students either got on a bus or were picked up by parents in a timely manner and without incident.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Tim Connell responded with his bomb-sniffing dog, which helped police search the building.

Nothing suspicious was found, Tousignant said.

The incident continues to be investigated.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Hudson Police at 886-6011.