A bomb threat has forced an evacuation of San Marcos High School Tuesday afternoon

A bomb threat has forced an evacuation of San Marcos High School Tuesday afternoon. Please avoid the area. All students and staff have been evacuated to the fields. Traffic on San Marcos Blvd has been re-routed. Watch Ch 10 Facebook Live feed https://fb.watch/58dz7Af-XS/

UPDATE: 2:54 p.m.San Marcos High School students are being transported via bus to San Marcos Middle School (650 W. Mission Rd.) to be released to their parents/guardians who must show ID to pick up their child. Students must check out with school officials prior to being released. listed in the student’s Synergy profile and they must provide a valid picture ID upon pick up. Again, authorized adults must be present a valid picture ID or your student, regardless of age, will not be released to you. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.

From San Diego County Sheriff’s Watch Commander: Just before 1 p.m., @SDSheriff received a call about a pipe bomb at San Marcos High School in the 1600 block of W. San Marcos Blvd. Out of an abundance of caution, students & staff were evacuated to a safe location. No one has been hurt. Deputies, as well as Sheriff’s K-9s and dogs from other agencies, are conducting a thorough search of the campus. So far, no explosive devices have been found.W. San Marcos Blvd. between S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. and Discovery St. is closed to traffic. EB traffic on W. San Marcos Blvd. is being diverted either north or south on S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. WB traffic on W. San Marcos Blvd. is being diverted south on Discovery St.Please avoid the area around San Marcos High School until further notice. Follow us at @SDSheriff for the latest updates. We thank the public and the media for their cooperation.

Update – After an extensive search, no suspicious devices were located

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