Threat investigated at SE-side middle school

Published: Apr. 1, 2015 at 7:20 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 15, 2015 at 3:20 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A middle school on Tucson's southeast side was locked down Wednesday afternoon while police investigated a threat.

According to a Tucson Police Department spokesman, the school was locked down at 1:39 p.m. on April 1.

The TPD bomb squad responded to the school at 10770 East Bilby Road, near South Houghton Road.

Students have been released for the day. Police facilitated the release, helping them get to their buses or releasing them to parents.

The results of the investigation have not yet been released.

The Vail School District wrote the following statement around 3 p.m. Wednesday:

"Tucson Police Department's Bomb Squad is on the RVMS/SVE site and the campuses will be secured for the next several hours. Both campuses are closed and no one will be allowed back until cleared by TPD.

All students who ride the bus are being sent on their buses home. Students who walk home are being released from campus and must walk up Bilby. Parents can pick up students through the police on Bilby, as they are controlling access in and out of the area.

All belongings left on the campuses will be there overnight.

Thank you for your patience. Please watch for further updates."

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