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Torrance Elementary School Was Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

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Torrance Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a possible threat, according to authorities.

What Happened?

Students and staff at Torrance Elementary School have been evacuated to the athletic field as authorities investigate a possible bomb threat late Tuesday morning, according to the Torrance Police Department. The threat occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. PCT.

Police are investigating the threat with the assistance of explosive trained K-9s from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to a Torrance Police Department Facebook post.

An alert acknowledging the threat was sent out by the city around 11 a.m. regarding the school with the evacuation described as a “precautionary” measure.

Just before 12:30 p.m., Torrance Police announced that the campus was “safe and secure,” and students were returning to normal activities.

School Statement

Where Did It Happen?

Police are currently investigating a bomb threat that was made today at Torrance Elementary School, located at 2125 Lincoln Ave. in Torrance, California.

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Tabitha Shiflett is a graduate of the Dub (The University of North Carolina Wilmington, UNCW). She's written for Her Campus, CBS Local, and Elite Daily. She is currently enrolled in the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA program at The New School in New York City.
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