UPDATED – 5:20pm – Georgetown Police continue to investigate threats made towards the Georgetown Walmart and Georgetown Elementary School. Police say the first call came from the Walmart just before 2pm from an unknown suspect claiming to have a hostage in the building and a bomb. Multiple police agencies responded and did an outside sweep of the store. About 10 minutes later a call was made to Georgetown Elementary School with a similar threat. The building – which includes the middle school and Kindergarten Center – was checked and secured and a sweep done of the campus. Police also were present at North Georgetown Elementary and Howard T. Ennis. Georgetown Police say both threats were an attempt to cause a mass law enforcement response to each site. Nothing was found at either location.
Around 2pm police were called to the Georgetown Walmart for a bomb threat. Store was evacuated & North Georgetown Elementary School placed on a low-level lockdown. School officials say the students were released at their regular time. Georgetown Police tell WGMD nothing was found and the store has reopened for business. WGMD will have more when it becomes available.