Bomb threat investigation ends at Tucson middle school

2014-02-04T14:28:00Z 2014-02-04T16:06:52Z Bomb threat investigation ends at Tucson middle schoolKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 04, 2014 2:28 pm  • 

Tucson police did not find anything suspicious while investigating a bomb threat at an east-side middle school.

Students who were evacuated from Magee Middle School, 8300 E. Speedway Blvd., during the investigation were bused to Sahuaro High School, 545 N. Camino Seco, where some parents picked up their kids, Cara Rene, spokeswoman for the Tucson Unified School District, said in an email. 

Students who normally walk home from school are being bused back to Magee and students who ride the bus will take one from Sahuaro, Rene said. 

Magee Middle School was placed in a lockdown by police after an email was sent to the school indicating “there might be some homemade explosives on campus,” said Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

The district opted to evacuate students “per their protocol” while officers and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the grounds, Dugan said.

Officers completed their search and did not find anything suspicious, Dugan said. 

Classes will resume at Magee Wednesday.

For more information, parents can call 225-6422.

Check back with StarNet for updates.

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