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No bomb found after threat closes South L.A. high school

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Police investigate a reported bomb threat at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy on May 3, 2019.
(KTLA-TV)

Alain LeRoyLocke College Preparatory Academy in South Los Angeles’ Green Meadows neighborhood was put on lockdown Friday morning after the school received a bomb threat, but police officers did not find any devices, authorities said.

The LAPD’s bomb squad was sent to the school Friday morning, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a department spokeswoman.

Officers cleared the area later in the morning.

Police learned of the threat at 7 a.m., but Eisenman said officers were not sure how the threat initially came in.

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No students had arrived at the school when the campus, in the 300 block of East 111th Street, was put on lockdown, and staff members were moved off-site, she said.

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