Police: No threat found at Highland High School in Gilbert

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.

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 school's website will be updated throughout the day with information for parents and students.

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