A little after noon today, Mercer Area Elementary School was evacuated for an alleged bomb threat.

Mercer Area School District Superintendent Ronald Rowe said a note was found in the hallway of the elementary school.

Students and faculty waited outside the building for an hour while police and K9 units searched and cleared the building. 

While Rowe could not say who the note came from, he did say the school district is conducting their own internal investigation into the incident.