4 high schools receive phoned-in threats

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SAN DIEGO – Several schools received bomb threats by phone calls Tuesday morning prompting thousands of students to 'shelter in place' and police to search the campuses.

Students and faculty "sheltered in place" at La Jolla, Lincoln and Scripps Ranch high schools at 11 a.m., San Diego Unified School District posted on Twitter.  San Diego police were seen walking around campuses.  San Ysidro High School also received a threat Tuesday morning, school officials told FOX 5.   Parents at Scripps Ranch High School say they are fed up and frustrated because this is the third false threat in the last year.  "I’m mad! It happens so frequently.   I'm done with it I don’t get it." And students say it happens so often they don't take it seriously anymore, "this has been like the third time this year, so we kinda assume its not really serious."  said 11th grader, David Zhou.

The San Diego Unified School district campus police are investigating.

SDUSD Dir of Communications Linda Zintz released this statement:

"Three high schools in the SDUSD received telephonic threats around 1030am. They did not appear to be credible but we always want to err on the side of caution. Schools were in shelter in place mode while school police and school staff swept campuses. Two campuses, Lincoln HS and Scripps Ranch HS, were given the all clear around 1145am and we anticipate the third school, La Jolla HS, to be cleared soon."

A parent shared an email he received from Scripps Ranch High School officials about the threat:

"Once again, there are several high schools within our district that received an anonymous bomb threat.

We are working with School Police and at this time have secured the campus and our students are in "Shelter In Place".  We are safe at this time!

I will continue to update you every 20 minutes like before.  I appreciate your cooperation in this matter today."

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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