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Bomb threat locks down Silverado High

Sheriff's Department: Students released after no bomb is found

VICTORVILLE • Silverado High School was on lockdown for more than one hour Thursday afternoon while sheriff's deputies investigated a possible bomb threat.

Nothing suspicious was found on campus and students left school at their scheduled released time of 2:41 p.m., according to San Bernardino Sheriff’s spokesperson Jodi Miller.

The call was first phoned in around 1 p.m., Victorville Sheriff’s station Watch Commander Rosenbaum said.

Students were not allowed to leave the school during the lockdown, and deputies searched the school and the perimeter. Witnesses saw deputies checking trash cans, according to a source at the school who wasn’t authorized to talk to the press.

“It’s kind of an urgent situation, but so far everything is fine,” Elvin Momon, superintendent of Victor Valley Union High School District, said during the lockdown.

Teachers were informed by email that the situation was a drill, with reports that parents also received an automatic phone call indicated a drill was taking place. Teachers were instructed to keep their students in their classrooms until given the all-clear and to refrain from calling the office.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., teachers were informed that security would be visiting classrooms to ask questions and that everyone should stay in the classroom.

No one was harmed during the incident and students were released at the end of the school day.

Momon could not be reached for comment following the lockdown.

The sheriff’s department is continuing an investigation, according to Miller. Anyone with information is urged to call sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 245-4211 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

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