School officials at East Ridge Middle School said students are back in class after a bomb threat earlier this morning.
Officials did not provide details to the Times Free Press, but said that the threat was investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.
Stan Allen, assistant chief of the East Ridge Police Department, released a statement shortly after noon:
"East Ridge Middle School received a bomb threat in the form of graffiti written on a bathroom wall. The Chattanooga Bomb Squad was called by ERPD. The bomb squad cleared the cafeteria and gym and the students were evacuated to those areas while the bomb squad cleared the remaining areas of the school. Nothing was found and students were returned to class on their regular schedule"