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3 schools in Passaic evacuated following bomb threats

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Three schools in Passaic County, New Jersey were evacuated Wednesday morning after bomb threats were made against each school, said school officials.

Police and fire responded to Public School 10, Public School 8 and the Hope Academy High School. Both elementary schools and the high school are in the city of Passaic.

The first of three calls made about the threats came in at 8:30 a.m. and was directed at P.S. 10 on Harrison St., said officials. The school was evacuated approximately 30 minutes later.

There were no reports of injuries.

A short time later, students and staff at P.S. 8 and the Hope Academy were in "a safe zone," said officials.

Bomb-sniffing dogs reportedly failed to find any explosives, reported NorthJersey.com.

P.S. 10 was cleared first. By 11 a.m., students and staff at P.S. 8 and the Hope Academy were allowed to return inside the buildings.  

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