Midtown High School in Atlanta evacuated over bomb threat

(Midtown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization)

Students at Atlanta's Midtown High School were evacuated from class Thursday morning as police investigated a bomb threat to the school.

A spokesman for the Atlanta Public Schools has confirmed with FOX 5 that all students and staff at the school were evacuated at around 9 a.m. after a bomb threat was called in.

The staff and students were relocated to Piedmont Park. Officials say everyone at the school is safe at this time.

Atlanta Public Schools police and K-9 units from other law enforcement organizations conducted a search of the building and campus. Officials say the search turned up no devices and students and staff returned safely for early dismissal.

"The safety and security of students and staff will always be a top priority for Atlanta Public Schools," an APS spokesman said in a statement.

If you have any information about the threat, contact the Atlanta Public School's Office of Safety and Security at 404-802-2000.