Bomb Threats at San Diego High Schools Prompt Lockdowns

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San Diego County schools have been placed under lockdown due to bomb threats. According to the ABC News affiliate in San Diego, there were 10 campuses locked down. These schools are in various areas of the county and many are quite far apart.

The campuses include Patrick Henry, Kearney, Crawford Clairemont, Mira Mesa, and San Diego. A total of 10 were shut down in San Diego County and one in Sweetwater Union High School District. Sweetwater, which is a district south of San Diego, locked down San Ysidro High School.

The first bomb threat came in earlier this morning. Around 9:15 a.m. PST, a caller indicated “something would happen,” according The San Diego Union-Tribune. This particular threat was phoned into San Ysidro.

This threat was followed up with other schools receiving calls beginning at about 9:30 a.m. PST at the San Diego County Schools listed above. La Jolla High also received a threat at 11:19 a.m. PST, while Point Loma High received a threat at an unknown time this morning.

Ursula Kroemer, a spokeswoman for San Diego Unified School District, reported that the threats varied from shootings to explosives. Police officers were dispatched to the high schools in the district, even those that did not receive threats. The school district advised parents via Twitter.

The tweets from @sdschools read as follows: “Reassuring all students & schools are safe and secure. We will advise when lockdowns are lifted.” San Ysidro campus lockdown was lifted about an hour and a half after the phone threat was received. Lockdowns were lifted for most San Diego High Schools before 12:30 p.m. PST. There were no explosives, shooters, or injuries reported in the aftermath of the San Diego High School District bomb threats that prompted the lockdowns.

By Cathy Milne
Edited By Leigh Haugh

The San Diego Union-Tribune–Threats prompt lockdowns at San Diego high school
ABC News; KGTV San Diego–Threats put 10 San Diego schools on lockdown
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