GILBERT, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Following a search of the campus, police say no threat has been found Highland High School in Gilbert after the school was closed and placed on on lockdown because of a bomb threat.
According to the Gilbert Police Department, an "unsubstantiated bomb threat" was made against the school just before 7 a.m.
The school was placed on lockdown and students who are already at the school were held there and no one was allowed onto the campus while police conduct a search of the buildings.
Police asked any students who were not already at the school to stay home.
Yes we are currently checking the entire campus with bomb detection dogs. All students are currently being held in safe locations on campus.— Gilbert Police Dept. (@GilbertPolice) December 3, 2018
Following a lengthy search of the school, police have determined the threat to be false and no devices were found.
Students who were already at the school were taken to Highland Junior High School where parents can pick them up. Remaining students will be brought back to Highland High School to gather their belongings.
The entire school is clear and safe. Students have been relocated to Highland Junior High and are available for pickup on the east side of the building before 12:30PM. Remaining students will be brought back to Highland High School to collect belongings 👉 https://t.co/VDRbLlLhCE https://t.co/fuETa8vefY— Gilbert Police Dept. (@GilbertPolice) December 3, 2018
The school's website will be updated throughout the day with information for parents and students.