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Mira Costa High School is seen in this image from Google Maps.

Classes at Mira Costa High School were canceled for the second time this week on Friday after the Manhattan Beach school received a threat that also prompted the closure of a nearby school for the day.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department did not provide details about the nature of the threat, which was described in a news release only as “specific.” The threat was received by high school staff, the release stated.

A receptionist at the school previously told KTLA students were asked not to come to school because of a bomb threat.

Pennekamp Elementary School, which is located near the high school, was also closed for the day as well “in the interest of safety,” police officials said in the release.

Authorities were urging everyone to avoid the area until further notice.

On Monday, a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the high school, located at 1401 Artesia Blvd. (map), police said. The school was evacuated and classes were canceled for the day.

The campus was “cleared of any suspicious items” that afternoon following a search of the school’s buildings and outlying areas by police K-9 teams from across the South Bay, authorities said at the time.

Detectives were investigating the latest threat, police said. Anyone with information has been asked to call Detective Rosenberger at 310-802-5127.

KTLA’s Feven Kiflegiorgis contributed to this story.