Poway High School Locked Down Due to Written Threat

Students at Poway High School were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning following a potential bomb threat, officials said.

Investigators say a note indicating there may be a bomb on campus was found in a girls' restroom, but they could not find out when the note was left.

Administrators did not believe the threat to be credible but treated it seriously, according to a Poway Unified School District spokesperson.

As a precaution, the school was locked down around 9:40 a.m. while San Diego County Sheriff's deputies, Harbor Police and bomb detection K-9s conducted a security sweep of the campus on Espola Road.

There were no injuries. No explosive devices were found.

The lockdown was lifted before 12:30 p.m.

Detectives say they are still investigating who left the note behind. If you know about this case, call the sheriff's department at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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