Lincoln High School evacuated because of bomb threat
The Lincoln High School is being evacuated Friday, due to a bomb threat.
Western Placer Unified School District Superintendent Scott Leaman said the bomb threat was called in at 11:40 a.m. Friday, 20 minutes before the caller said the bomb was to go off.
The alleged bomb did not go off at noon.
Jill Thompson, the city of Lincoln's spokeswoman, said that the caller did not give a specific location as to where the bomb was so Lincoln Police "were searching the entire school."
Principal Jay Berns sent out the following message to parents at 12:42 p.m.
This is Principal Berns of Lincoln High School.
I am calling to notify you that at 11:40 AM today, Lincoln High School was notified of an unverified bomb threat. As a precaution we have evacuated the entire campus to the far side of the football field.
Parents may pick up their student immediately from the parking lot on Nicholas Road at the backside of the football field. Parents please have identification to checkout your student.
As soon as we clear the parking lot, students who drove to school will be released to drive home.
Bus riders will be taken home as soon as buses are available.
Remaining students will be supervised in a safe area until the end of the school day.
Lincoln PD is on campus assisting Lincoln High School with the situation.
Please be patient, your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us.
School has been canceled for the remainder of the day.
Jay Berns, Principal"
As of 1:15 p.m., students were still being evacuated on the school’s Nicolaus side.
On Friday, the Lincoln High School was hosting a science expo, in which more than 900 area
third-graders were invited.
Look for more details on this story throughout Friday afternoon.