WALNUT, Calif. -- A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of Mt. San Antonio College and the lockdown of Walnut High School.

Bomb Threat Investigation Underway at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut High School

The threat was reported to occur at Mt. SAC in the 1100 block of N. Grand Avenue around 2:45 p.m., officials said in an emergency alert sent to students via text message. Students were asked to calmly leave campus.

 

Law enforcement vehicles are parked outside Walnut High School on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Law enforcement vehicles are parked outside Walnut High School on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Lt. John Saleeby of the sheriff’s Walnut Station said a bomb threat was phoned in to Walnut High School around 10:24 a.m. The high school, which is located in the 400 block of Pierre Road, was placed on lockdown and sheriff’s officials conducted a security sweep.

Saleeby said Mt. SAC decided to close the campus on their own.

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