A bomb threat at a Franklin County preschool was a hoax. Someone called a bomb threat at about 2 o’clock Friday afternoon to the Growing Tree Preschool in Marion, a small community just south of Chambersburg. The call reportedly said a bomb would go off as kids were dismissed.
State Police in Chambersburg responded to the scene and with local police and setup a perimeter. A K9 team arrived on scene and a suspicious device was eventually located outside the doorway to the school. A bomb team arrived and was able to determine that the device was not a device capable of causing an explosion. It was fake.
The K9 and bomb team then cleared the school and did not locate any other devices. Southbound traffic on Route 11 was detoured for about six hours during the incident. State Police say their investigation is ongoing.