Aug 25, 2014 11:25 PM by Rebecca Taylor

Update: TUSD calling bomb threat a prank

TUCSON - A bomb threat at Sahuaro High School prompted an evacuation of the entire campus.

Seventeen hundred kids were bused to a nearby middle school Tuesday afternoon.

No explosive device was found.

Tucson Police are leading the investigation hoping to find who the anonymous tipster is.

This is the second bomb hoax Sahuaro High has received this year wasting city money and police officer's time.

Eighteen days into the school year and already two separate bomb threats. Parent Dori Gazso says, "it's concerning, very alarming."

District officials were not taking any chances. Students and staff were evacuated to the football field, then bussed to Magee Middle School for pick up, after school. Guardians who signed up for the district's 'parent notification system' were alerted by phone and email.

Abel Morado is the Assistant Superintendent for secondary schools within the Tucson Unified School District.

"Our Superintendent was able to get this approved by our Governing Board this year, and so we instituted this and we sent several messages over the course of the afternoon," said Morado.

Many consider Monday's notification an improvement over the August 6, 2014 bomb threat alert.

"Honestly I think TUSD is doing a great job, Sahuaro is doing a great job," said parent Amy Fitch. "Both times they've done an excellent job organizing the kids and keeping them calm."

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about these threats is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.


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