Beverly Hills High School was evacuated Monday morning as a precautionary measure after a phoned bomb threat, authorities said.
The incident started around 11 a.m. when the high school, which is located in the 200 block of Moreno Drive (map), received a threat over the phone, according to Sgt. Max Subin with the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Multiple police vehicles could be seen in front of at least two of the buildings on the school’s campus, aerial video over the scene showed. At least one K-9 unit had also responded.
The police K-9 and at least three officers were inside one of the building, according to the video.
Subin stressed that as of 11:15 a.m., no device had been found on the campus.
Students were being evacuated to a local park for precautionary reasons, according to Subin.
Hundreds of students were seen exiting the school and heading to the park, which was located on Olympic Boulevard, the aerial video showed.
Parents were being warned to stay away from the school, and to not head over to the park.
The threat was under investigation. It came as students returned from a two-week winter break, according to a Beverly Hills High School calendar.
Administrators chose to keep the school closed for the remainder of the day “as a precaution,” a Police Department news release stated. Parents were being reunited with students, the release stated shortly after 1 p.m.