A bomb threat was reported at Amador Valley High Tuesday morning but authorities found no evidence of explosives after searching the campus, according to school officials. This incident is the second bomb threat the school has had this semester.
Students were evacuated to the school's football field around 8 a.m. this morning, and students and faculty were able to resume classes about 15 minutes later after police cleared the campus, Pleasanton police stated.
Evening athletic events and after-school clubs will still meet, and no other schools were affected, according to interim superintendent Jim Hansen.
The bomb threat was emailed to a counselor at Amador Valley, and police are working on contacting that person, according to Hansen.
The school district released information about the bomb threat at 10:24 a.m., and Pleasanton police did not send out a public notice of the threat when it occurred because they were waiting for the school district to decide if it wanted to make a public announcement, Pleasanton police spokesman Lt. Jeff Bretzing said.
Another bomb threat was emailed to the school's principal on Sept. 18, prompting a school-wide evacuation and costing the district at least $170,000 in state attendance dollars. That funding is still in the process of being recouped, and Pleasanton police are still searching for the person who sent that bomb threat.
In the Sept.18 bomb hoax, students were evacuated to a nearby preschool and sent home. No evidence of explosives was found after a police search in that case, either.
There is no indication that today's threat and the September threat are linked, police stated.
Anyone with information about this threat is encouraged to call Pleasanton Unified School District's Anonymous Tip Line at 417-5199 or the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.