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San Marcos High School evacuated due to reported bomb threat

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 20:27:36-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) -- San Marcos High School was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a reported bomb threat, sheriff’s officials said.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) confirmed that students at the school on 1615 W. San Marcos Boulevard were evacuated after deputies were called just before 1 p.m. A school resource officer received the call of a threat, in which the caller said three devices were on campus. The resource officer then immediately began evacuating the school.

About 1,200 students and faculty were evacuated from the campus. School buses took students to San Marcos Middle School where parents were able to pick them up.

No injuries were reported.

SDSO said canine officers with the California Highway Patrol and a nearby military base were brought in to help with bomb detection out of an abundance of caution. As of 3 p.m., a search inside of the campus had not started.

W. San Marcos Boulevard, between Rancho Santa Fe Road and Discovery Street, was shut down due to the investigation.