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All clear given after bomb threat leads to school evacuation

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 20:18:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Students at Gompers Preparatory Academy were evacuated following a threat the school said it received Monday.

San Diego Police say they received a call around 3:50 p.m. after someone reportedly left a voicemail on an administrative line at the school, making a vague bomb threat.

A staff member at the school pulled a fire alarm, initiating the evacuation. "GPA received a telephonic threat after school today and the campus has been evacuated," the school said in an Instagram post.

According to authorities, the students were evacuated to a nearby park. Roughly 80 students were still on campus along with 30 to 35 staff members.

Police arrived and used a K9 to comb through the school, but found no trace of a bomb.

An investigation is underway to determine who left the voicemail.

Today was the first day students returned to class at the academy.