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No 'device' found at Mesa High School after bomb threat forces student evacuations

All of the students at the high school have been evacuated off of the school's campus, police said.

MESA, Ariz — Mesa High School has been cleared after officials received a call about a "suspicious device" on campus early Wednesday morning, the Mesa Police Department said.

Police told students' families that the school received a bomb threat at 8:30 a.m. through a 911 call, officers said. The school immediately went into lockdown and approximately 3,000 students were evacuated to the school's football field then transported by bus to Mountain View High School.

Officers combed through buildings but did not locate any suspicious devices, police said.

Officers from Phoenix, Tempe, and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search for suspicious items on the school campus. 

Mesa police said that they are investigating two juvenile individuals as leads but there have not been any arrests. 

Authorities from the Mesa Fire Department said that three people were transported to the hospital for medical emergencies, including:

  • A 16-year-old student with diabetic symptoms
  • A 16-year-old student with anxiety
  • A 50-year-old man after he fainted

The Mesa Public Schools District said it is coordinating with parents to provide information, according to the department. Police are asking parents and families not to come to Mesa High School or Mountain View High School for safety reasons.

Sky 12 left the scene after authorities place a temporary flight restriction in the area.

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Students at Mesa High School were evacuated after a possible bomb threat was reported.

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