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Bomb threat leads to lockdown of Menifee school

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The Menifee Police Department responded to a report of a bomb threat at Santa Rosa Academy on Monday at about 11:10 a.m.

The campus was placed on lockdown while officers conducted a search of the school and surrounding area to ensure the safety of students and staff. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Cal Fire were on standby to assist.

Once the campus was deemed safe, officers and school officials began their reunification protocol to reunite parents with their children.

Dispatch was able to identify that the number associated with the threat had a history of previous swatting calls, according to the Menifee Police Department.

The department’s investigation into the hoax threat continues. Anyone will additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Menifee Police Department at 951-723-1500.

Santa Rosa Academy serves about 1,500 K-12 students. The campus located at 27587 La Piedra Rd.

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