Desert View evacuated after bomb threat, students sent home
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Desert View High School was evacuated after a suspicious note was found. The students are now being sent home by the school.
Sgt. Maria Hawke tells KGUN9 that an off-duty officer discovered a note taped to a school building at Desert View High School located at 4101 East Valencia Road.
The school was evacuated as a precaution. An initial sweep indicated the note may not have been a credible threat, said Hawke.
Tucson Police Bomb Squad dogs were called to the school to do a secondary check of the campus.
The following statement was released to the media by Sunnyside Unified School District:
"A bomb threat was received at Desert View High School this morning. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) has directed that the campus be evacuated so that TPD can conduct its investigation. Our students' safety is always the top priority for Sunnyside Unified School District. Students are being released to go home, as it may be several hours before the evacuation will be lifted. Buses have been dispatched to transport students home. We will provide updates as information becomes available.
Desert View students who are normally picked up after school are being transported to Gallego Basic Elementary School, 6200 S. Hemisphere Place. They can be picked up at Gallego."
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