Students at Deer Valley High School in Antioch are back in class this afternoon after an anonymous bomb threat forced the school to evacuate for the second day in a row, police said. The “vague, anonymous” threat of a bomb on campus was called in to Antioch police around 10:45 a.m. today, police Sgt. Anthony Morefield said.
The roughly 2,200 students at Deer Valley High, located at 4700 Lone Tree Way, were directed outdoors to the school’s athletic fields, where they remained as police searched the campus, Antioch Unified School District Associate Superintendent Stephanie Anello said.
Police gave the “all clear” for students and staff to re-enter campus buildings around 1 p.m.
A similar threat was called in on Monday. In that case, students were also evacuated while police swept the campus. Police did not find any evidence to substantiate Monday’s threat, according to the superintendent’s office. Anello said faculty and staff plan to discuss the bomb threats with students to ensure that they “understand the seriousness and the consequences if this does turn out to be a prank.” She said she is hoping police can track the caller’s number to help identify the person responsible. Morefield said today’s threat does not appear to be linked to Monday’s threatening call. Both incidents are under investigation.
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