SE-side elementary school evacuated
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A school on Tucson's southeast side was evacuated on Monday, April 6, while police investigated a threat.
Police responded to Desert Willow Elementary School, 9400 E. Esmond Loop, after a note was found in a bathroom. According to Tucson police Officer Kris Goins, the bomb squad is at the school as part of the investigation.
A post on the Vail School District Facebook page said law enforcement cleared the Desert Willow campus shortly after 1 p.m.
According to Natalie Luna Rose of the Vail School District, students were moved to Desert Sky Middle School, 9850 E Rankin Loop. After the all-clear was given, the students were taken back to Desert Willow, where the normal release schedule was used.
After school activities at Desert Willow were canceled, according to a Facebook post from the school district.
The school district stayed in touch with parents via email and the Vail School District Facebook page.
A note on the district Facebook page said a bomb threat was found on a note in a girls bathroom.
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