Sergeant: envelope and cylinder created bomb threat

"We are involved in a bomb threat this morning," says County spokesperson Lee Catlin, who hastily convened a press conference after "suspicious circumstances" at Henley Middle and Brownsville Elementary disrupted the academic day.

Albemarle police Sergeant Scott Cox escorted media over to the nearby Moose Lodge and revealed that the two things found around 7:15 this morning were an envelope and a cylinder. The state bomb squad and the FBI have been summoned.

Catlin urges parents to keep Henley and Brownsville students home if they haven't already gone to school or to retrieve them from the spot where they've been diverted, Western Albemarle High School. She says that classes for Western students are ongoing until further notice.

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