Elementary School in Glendale Evacuated After Campus Recieves Bomb Threat

"The bottom just drops out of your stomach when you get the call," a parent told NBC4 during the evacuation at R.D. White Elementary School

By Jonathan Lloyd and Nyree Arabian
|  Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 6:20 PM PDT
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Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation at Glendale School

Students were evacuated Monday morning from White Elementary School after a bomb threat was called in to the campus.

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Students at R.D. White Elementary School in Glendale were evacuated Monday morning when the campus received a call regarding a bomb threat as students resumed classes after winter break.

School officials received the call at about 9 a.m., according to the Glendale Police Department. All students were evacuated to a nearby Whole Foods store.

Police searched the building Monday afternoon, but did not find anything that posed a threat.

Students were not being allowed back into the school, which has a notification system that sent messages to parents regarding the evacuation. Parents can pick up students at the Whole Foods store, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

"All 880 students are accounted for," Glendale police said in a news release. 

About 900 students attend the school in the 700 block of East Doran Street (map). Monday marked the first day of classes after winter break for the Glendale Unified School District.

Parents waited behind yellow police tape at the store parking lot to be reunited with their children. Many of them exchanged hugs and kisses with their children.

"The bottom just drops out of your stomach when you get the call," said parent George Bergen. "I didn't know what it was, at first. Turns out, it was just a threat."

The evacuation came on the same day that uniformed officers conducted patrols at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses.

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