Phillip Duncan Herndon, 68, was arrested Friday night following a bomb threat at Pisgah High School.
Herndon was charged with the felony of making a false bomb threat at a public building. He’s being held at the Haywood County Jail under a $10,000 bond.
Around 1 p.m. a call came in Friday to the Canton Police Department issuing a bomb threat at Pisgah High School. The police department notified Pisgah High officials who secured the campus and began the process of evacuating the school.
By 3 p.m., the bomb dog brought in from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s office had cleared three buildings. The scene was cleared at 4:20 p.m. and nothing was found in any of the buildings.
Students were taken to the nearby football stadium until their parents picked them up or the buses arrived. No one was allowed to enter the Pisgah High School main campus until it was deemed safe by law enforcement officials.