Mill Valley Middle School evacuated due to bomb threat

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Mill Valley Middle School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat, according to police.

But at around 12:55 p.m., the scene was cleared.

All students were evacuated to 180 Camino Alto where they can be picked up by parents. 

Police were also asking all residents within a half miles of the school to shelter in place while authorities investigate. 

Here is the full statement from police:

On Tuesday, 11/27/2018, at approximately 9:05 am, the Mill Valley Police Department responded to the Mill Valley Middle School on a report of a suspicious voicemail. The voicemail indicated that a bomb had been placed on school grounds.

School Officials and the Mill Valley Police Department made the decision to lock down the school and perform an orderly evacuation of all students and staff to the Mill Valley Community Center. Parents of students were advised by Mill Valley Middle School administration of the evacuations and notifications were sent by the City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Police Department through a variety of means.

Officers, Deputies and K9 units (who are trained in explosive detection) did a thorough search of the school. No device was located and the “all clear” was announced at 12:55 pm.

The source of the call is still under investigation.

Allied agencies, including the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Sausalito Police Department, Tiburon Police Department, Central Marin Police Authority, California Highway Patrol and San Francisco Police Department, all responded to assist in checking and securing the Mill Valley Middle School.

Please contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Smith at the Mill Valley Police Department if you have any information regarding this incident at 415-389-4100.

Check back for updates. 

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