SE-side elementary school evacuated

Published: Apr. 6, 2015 at 3:55 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 20, 2015 at 11:55 AM MST
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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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