California schools received a bomb threat Wednesday from an unknown, arbitrary email, officials said.
"We got in touch with our school resource officers and our network administrator to kind of check into the validity of the threat," Superintendent Dwight Sanders said. "So our school resource officers contacted law enforcement, and they started doing an investigation, and they decided that we needed to evacuate our buildings while they investigated."
Around 11 a.m., a meeting was held to decide how the school was going to move forward with communicating the situation to staff members.
"We don't have students in the building right now so that was good. But we had some professional development activities going on so we just basically had to shut those down and send our folks home and cancel any on-campus activities," he said.
Since MSHAA requires a certain number of practices to participate in sporting events, the school is continuing to hold practices off-site to ensure athletes are able to get their practices in while remaining safe.
The buildings have been swept, and a bomb dog walked the campuses; nothing suspicious was found. Authorities' focus will turn now to tracking down the source of the email. Law enforcement have asked to give them through the weekend to determine if there was legitimacy to the threat. People won't be allowed back into the school buildings until Monday morning; unless law enforcement gives an okay before then.