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Fremont School Thornton Junior High Briefly On Lockdown After Bomb Threat

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A junior high campus in Fremont was briefly locked down this afternoon as police investigated a bomb threat called into the school. Fremont Unified School District personnel called police around 2 p.m. to notify them of a bomb threat received by Thornton Junior High School, located at 4357 Thornton Ave., according to police. Police said officers arrived on campus and placed the school on lockdown “for the safety of students and faculty” while they investigated the threat. After a walk-through of the campus, police deemed it safe for the school to resume normal activities and lifted the lockdown around 2:35 p.m., police said. Police are still investigating the incident to identify who called in the threat.

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