OAKLAND -- Students at McClymonds High School in West Oakland were sent home for the day Wednesday morning after a second bomb threat was made in less than three hours, officials said.

The second threat was phoned into the school at 2607 Myrtle St., about 11 a.m. Students were evacuated, and a search of the campus did not find any bombs.

School district spokesman Troy Flint said "as a precaution and because the day was already so disruptive" it was decided to send the almost 300 students home about 11:10 a.m.

He said the school would reopen Thursday and there would be an extra police presence until the school year ends next week.

The school had been evacuated for more than an hour starting about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday while police investigated the first threat, officials said.

Police searched the school but found nothing. Students and faculty returned to classes at about 9:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about the threats is asked to call school police at 510-874-7777.



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