SAN FRANCISCO—Jose Ortega Elementary School received a bomb threat on Monday, February 2, just before classes began.
The threat, stating that a bomb had been planted somewhere on school grounds, was posted on a note and discovered by staff.
The school, located at 400 Sargent Street was fully evacuated and inspected by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) bomb squad. Following a thorough search of the grounds, it was determined that no explosive devices were present.
The campus was promptly re-opened, as students and staff flooded back onto campus at 10:09 a.m. to resume the school day.
The threat was the second the school received in the past few months. The first threat occurred on October 6, where nothing was found. Law enforcement is working to determine a link between the two threats.
Anyone with information on either bomb threat is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.