Clearwater police evacuated an elementary school in Clearwater after a bomb threat was reported just before noon on Monday.
Police are on scene at Leila Davis Elementary School located at 2630 Landmark Drive in the Countryside area.
The approximately 750 students were sent to Northwood Presbyterian Church, just north of the school, as a precaution.
Police searched the school and gave the 'all-clear' just before 1:30 p.m.
Students are expected to return to class as normal.
We have two K9s searching inside Leila Davis along with help from @SheriffPinellas and campus police.
— CLW Public Safety (@CLWPublicSafety) September 12, 2016
The following message was sent to Leila Davis families:
Hello, this is an important safety notification for Leila Davis Elementary School families. Students and staff have been evacuated from the school campus due to a bomb threat that was called in to the school. All students and staff were moved to Heritage Church next to the school. All students are safe and with their teachers and all students have received lunch. A complete safety sweep of our school is being completed at this time. We will inform you once the safety sweep is complete and the students have safely returned to school. We do not encourage parents to pick up students at this time. Again, we do not encourage early pick up at this time due road closures to support the emergency responders. We will keep you informed and you will receive a phone call once the evacuation is over. Thank you.
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