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Midtown elementary school closed due to bomb threat

Posted at 8:11 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 02:40:15-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A midtown elementary school was closed Wednesday due to a bomb threat.

Poilice investigated the threat -- a message written on an outside wall at campus -- at Holaway Elementary, 3500 N. Cherry Ave.

Police cleared the campus of any danger, but the district canceled school for the day.

According to Amphitheater School District spokeswoman Michelle Valenzuela, the district sent this message to parents:

This is a message from Holaway Elementary School. The campus has been evacuated due to a threat written on an outside wall of the building. All children are safe, and law enforcement has been notified. We ask that you do not come to the school at this time because having additional people at the campus makes it more difficult for police to complete their investigation and ensure the campus is safe for students to return. We will keep you updated as the investigation continues. Again, all children are safe.
Amphitheater School District

Tucson police released this statement to KGUN9:

Yes, I can confirm that the we received a report of a bomb threat at Haloway Elementary school. As a precautionary measure, the school has been evacuated. TPD is out walking the perimeter and the TPD Bomb Squad has been notified and is responding. Nothing has been located at this time. It is unknown when school will resume.
Tucson Police Department