Milpitas High School cleared following bomb threat

MILPITAS (KRON) — Police have cleared Milpitas High School after receiving a call saying that there was a bomb somewhere on campus Thursday morning.

The incident happened at around 8 a.m., when the school, located at 1285 Escuela Parkway, found a message on an answering machine stating there was a bomb on campus.

Students and staff were immediately evacuated to the football fields, other were sent across the street to Thomas Russell Middle School, according to the school district.

Thomas Russell Middle School and Marshall Pomeroy Elementary School kept students inside during the search of the high school campus, according to the school district.

Police were able to trace the call back to a pay phone, but have not identified any suspects.

Others have been moved to the new football field at Milpitas High School.

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Soon after the threat, parents were sent this email from the school:

“Milpitas High School received a bomb threat this morning. Students have been evacuated and all are accounted for and safe. The police and fire department are on campus searching buildings.
Students have not been released from school at this time. We will send another update shortly.
Cheryl Lawton
Principal”

Lawton sent out a second email around 9:30 a.m. letting parents know that classes would not resume for the day and that parent would be able to collect students starting at 10 a.m.

As of 10:30 a.m., investigators were still searching the high school, but had not found anything.

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