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Bomb threat causes evacuation of San Marcos High School, students released to parents

No suspicious devices were located and the campus and parking lots reopened at 6 p.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — San Marcos High School's campus and parking lots reopened Tuesday night after the school received a call saying there was an explosive device on campus earlier in the day, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The agency said the call came from an unknown part at 12:51 p.m. but after an "extensive search" no suspicious devices were found. 

All students and staff were evacuated from campus while the deputies investigated out of an abundance of caution. Students were seen out on the field as they waited for more information while the search was made.

San Marcos deputies, San Diego Sheriff K-9s and dogs from other agencies were used to conduct a thorough search of the campus.  As of 2:30 p.m., San Diego Sheriff reported that there no explosive devices had been found.

At 2:50 p.m. San Diego Sheriff sent an update that the students were being released to their parents after being transported via bus to San Marcos Middle School, located at 650 W. Mission Rd. in San Marcos.  Parents or guardians were required to show ID to pick up their child. 

Approximately 1,200 students were evacuated and transported, according to sheriffs. 

Roads in the area were closed for a time during the incident, but reopened around 4:15 p.m., according to a tweet from the sheriff's department

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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