Florida school evacuated after 'bong' misheard as 'bomb'
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A Florida high school was evacuated Thursday after “bong” was misheard as “bomb.”

A family member of a student at Marianna High School called a staff member and said the student had a “bong” in their backpack, School Superintendent H. Larry Moore said in an online statement.

The staff member on the other line heard “bomb,” prompting them to report the situation to administrators for “appropriate action” to be taken, Moore said.


“According to protocol, the school was evacuated using an emergency drill and the situation investigated,” Moore said. “The investigation has determined the staff member mis-heard the word during the telephone conversation.”

A similar incident happened at a Massachusetts high school in May 2018, when police officers searched the school thinking a student had reported a bomb in the parking lot, CBS Boston reported.

The caller had actually alerted police of a bong.