Desert View High School officials are in the process of sending students home after a bomb threat was reported this morning at the school.

An off-duty police officer who works at the school found a threatening note about 9:40 a.m. and school officials began evacuating students about 10 minutes later, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

Police do not consider the threat serious, but sent officers with bomb-sniffing dogs to the school as a precaution, Hawke said.

The students were taken to the parking lot before Sunnyside Unified School District officials decided to send them home, a district spokeswoman said.

Desert View students who are normally picked up after school have been transported to Gallego Basic Elementary School, 6200 S. Hemisphere Place. They can be picked up at Gallego.

So far, no devices have been found at Desert View.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.

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