TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Students at Desert View High School went home today after someone threatened to blow up the school. Administrators quickly cleared the building and sent students home for the day. Late this morning an evacuation announcement was made to over 2,000 students and faculty, and they spent nearly two hours in the late April sun while Tucson Police searched the inside of the school.
William Felix said most of the students were calm, and the evacuation went smoothly.
"We all went out to the field behind in the back, and we pretty much just sat there for two hours," said Felix. "People then started leaving, then they said go to the buses over there or walk home, we couldn't stay on campus anymore, so we just left."
According to Sunnyside School District, administrators decided to send students home after police said it would take four to six hours to fully sweep the building.