UPDATED: April 29, 2014 12:20 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Two high schools in Montgomery County were evacuated due to separate bomb and violent threats Tuesday, police say.

Students and staff were forced to evacuate Northwood High School in Silver Spring and Northwest High School in Germantown after the threats were received around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Montgomery County Police say.

The evacuation was lifted after authorities completed a search of the buildings around 11:30 a.m.

The students were taken to nearby locations during the investigation due to rainy weather. Authorities say the relocation of students was made out of an abundance of caution.

Freshman and sophomore students from Northwood High School were transferred to Forrest Knolls Elementary School, according to MCPS spokesperson Dana Tofig. Junior and senior students were taken to Rice Memorial Church.

School officials said Northwood students would be given lunch during the evacuation period.

Northwest High School students were initially taken to Seneca Valley High School, but were returned to the school’s campus and are held in the gym and auditorium.

School officials have notified parents of the incidents, but say they should not pick up their children.


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