Two West Covina Schools Locked Down, Evacuated After Bomb Threat: Police

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Two West Covina schools were placed on lockdown and evacuated Friday afternoon after a bomb threat was reported, police said.

South Hills High School and Mesa Elementary School closed, with students evacuating to Barranca Elementary School, according to West Covina Police Department officials.

Roads around South Hills High School were also closed, police said.

Parents were told to pick up their children at Barranca Elementary School at 727 S. Barranca Avenue in Covina

The road surrounding South Hills High School were closed in connection with the bomb threat investigation until further notice, according to a police tweet.

Police were searching both schools soon after 2 p.m., officials said.

South Hills High School was in the news for two separate allegations of sexual contact with students this month, with two teachers and a part-time wrestling coach arrested.

Calls to school officials were not returned.

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