Palmdale High bomb threat likely a prank, official says
A bomb threat at Palmdale High School that prompted a campus evacuation Friday probably was a prank, officials said.
Steve Radford, the school’s assistant principal, confirmed that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies conducted a search, but did not find anything threatening on campus.
“We feel at this time that it was a hoax,” Radford said Friday afternoon.
Deputies at the Palmdale sheriff’s station received a report about 8:30 a.m. of a bomb threat at the campus, 2137 E. Avenue R.
Radford said the school was evacuated and students were moved to a safe location off the premises “as a precaution” while deputies conducted an investigation.
The incident was resolved by about 10.30 a.m, he said.
--Ann M. Simmons
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