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Glendale elementary school evacuated after bomb threat

January 7, 2013 | 10:24 am

George Bergen hugs his daughter, Anjelica, 5, after she was evacuated to a nearby supermarket parking lot following a bomb threat to R.D. White Elementary School. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A Glendale elementary school was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was made, authorities said.

Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said an anonymous threat about a bomb on campus was called into R.D. White Elementary School shortly before 9 a.m. School officials immediately notified police and began evacuating students, Lorenz said.

The school's 880 students have been moved to the parking lot at a nearby Whole Foods Market as police and fire officials search "every inch" of the school building, Lorenz said. Parents are welcome to pick up their children at the store, located at Lexington Drive and Glendale Avenue, provided they have the proper identification, he said.

Monday was the first day of classes after winter break. Lorenz said extra patrols were on hand Monday, and had been since the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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Photo: George Bergen hugs his daughter, Anjelica, 5, after she was evacuated to a nearby supermarket parking lot following a bomb threat to R.D. White Elementary School. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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