La Jolla Jewish Community Center evacuates after bomb threat

Centers in a dozen states hit with threats today
Posted at 5:38 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 00:44:55-05

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat and was evacuated Monday afternoon. 

This was the third time the JCC has been evacuated in recent weeks. 

Here is a statement from the center: 

"We have received a bomb threat and we are following practiced protocol. Everyone is being safely evacuated to La Jolla Country Day School across the street from our JCC while San Diego Police make a careful sweep of the building."

The San Diego Police Department responded to the Center, on Executive Drive, at 4:33 p.m. to check on the bomb threat.

Police say a visual search and search with explosives trained canines took place. No bombs or bomb materials were found.

The Northern Division is investigating the threat. 

ABC News reports JCCs in at least a dozen states have also received bomb threats Monday. This is the fifth round of such threats since January.

Sandy Coronilla is a digital producer with KGTV. Follow her @10NewsSandy 

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