Updated: Monday, January 5, 2015 – 12:20 PM
By Courier Staff
School has now been cancelled for Beverly Hills High School students just hours into their first day back after an unidentified caller telephoned the school at approximately 11 a.m. and said there was a bomb on the high school campus. Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Max Subin said the decision to send students home for the remainder of the day came after an hour-long search which found no evidence that an explosive device was on the campus.
Following the threat, BHPD immediately responded to help evacuate students and staff to Roxbury Park while simultaneously searching the entire campus.
“Our main concern is obviously the safety of the kids, and now we’ve switched into reuniting kids with their families,” Subin said.
Superintendent Gary Woods said: “We are operating with an abundance of caution right now.”
Subin said that students with cars are being escorted to the parking lot. Those without cars are now in Roxbury Park while every attempt is made to reunite students with parents and caregivers.
The Courier will continue to update this story through the day as more information becomes available.