A bomb threat called into R.D. White Elementary school Monday morning that prompted an evacuation of the entire campus was determined to be a prank call, police said.
Police will still attempt identify the caller – a task that can be challenging given software that can help people mask their calls, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Still, he said, “we have been successful.”
Lorenz recalled a similar prank call to a Glendale business several years ago regarding a bomb threat. He said detectives were able to track down the caller to a European country, after which detectives enlisted the aid of the FBI.
Monday’s incident, Lorenz said, was a “rude awakening” for the students and staff on their first day back to school following their winter break.
Still, he added the school staff was “well-prepared” to react to the threat and that the incident proved to be a “good exercise."
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News