Bomb threat closes Mt. SAC College, prompts lockdown of Walnut High School staff via KABC logo
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Students were evacuated from Mt. San Antonio College and a temporary lockdown was put in place at Walnut High School following an alleged bomb threat.

WALNUT, Calif. (KABC) -- A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Mt. San Antonio College and a temporary lockdown of Walnut High School on Thursday.

School officials said classes and services were temporarily closed at Mt. SAC, but were set to resume at 4:30 p.m.

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 as a precaution.

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.

Around 1:30 p.m., the sweep concluded and the lockdown was lifted.

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