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At Least 4 Local Schools Temporarily Locked Down Amid National Threats

Schools across the country and in the United Kingdom reported getting threats

Schools across the country and in the United Kingdom reported getting threats Monday, and at least four schools in San Diego County were temporarily locked down as a result of threats, the FBI and the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) confirmed. 

“What it sounded like was a male voice that sounded computerized according to school police,” SDUSD spokesperson Linda Zintz said. She said she could not comment on the specific threat because the investigation was ongoing. 

The district said it is not unusual for threats to ping in other places when there are threats here. 

After being locked down earlier Monday due to the "unsubstantiated threats" Lincoln and Clairemont High Schools resumed classes normally. Bonsall West Elementary, which received a similar threat, canceled classes. 

Oneonta Elementary School in Imperial Beach was locked down after the school received a phone threat late Monday morning, Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies searched the school, but didn't find anything and the lockdown was lifted.

The lockdowns at Lincoln High School and Clairemont High School were lifted around 1 p.m. Monday, school officials confirmed, saying "nothing suspicious found on campus."

The lockdowns lasted around an hour. 

Bonsall West Elementary in Oceanside received a bomb threat through an anonymous computer-generated phone call Monday, Oceanside Police confirmed.

Students were evacuated immediately, and officers and staff searched the school.

Classes were canceled for the remainder of the day.

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