Classes came to a halt Wednesday afternoon at Parkersburg South High School after a bomb threat was called in.
According to Principal Tom Eschbacher, shortly after two Wednesday afternoon a call came into the schools main switchboard claiming a bomb somewhere in the school would explode in seven minutes.
All South students, faculty, and staff were evacuated from the building as police and fire officials worked to secure the scene.
Once officials determined the call was a prank, students were allowed to re-enter the building and classes resumed.
Principal Eschbacher says the whole ordeal lasted almost a half hour and the students behaved respectfully throughout the entire incident.