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MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police are continuing to investigation the source of a bomb threat that came into the school Friday morning.

School officials say the recorded message came in around 10:30 a.m. Police were able to quickly determine the threat was non-credible, but police still followed protocol by searching the building.

Investigators are still working to determine where the call came from.

“Sometimes we are able to find the offenders in this because we have investigative means at our disposal, track phone calls and voice mails things like that, or have a student or someone from the school system that a teacher recognizes,” explained Madison Police Captain John Stringer.

Stringer says, while bomb threats aren’t par for the course, they are something police have come to expect. That’s why they have fine-tuned policy in place to make sure students and teachers remain safe.

“We are very fortunate to have these school resource officers there on site. They can begin to confer with the administration, make decisions on the type of lockdown they should go into, and look at the call itself to begin to determine if it’s a credible threat,” said Stringer.

Earlier Friday morning, a threat was called in to Mountain Gap P-8 in Huntsville. At this time there is no indication the incidents were related.