Torrance Elementary School Cleared After Possible Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation, Lockdown: Officials

Torrance Elementary School is seen in an image from Google Maps Street View.

Students and staff at Torrance Elementary School have been cleared to return to class following a bomb threat investigation that prompted a temporary evacuation and lockdown of the campus on Tuesday.

An alert acknowledging the possible bomb threat was sent out by the city shortly after 11 a.m. regarding the school, which is located at 2125 Lincoln Ave.

The school was placed on lockdown, and students and staff were evacuated to the athletic field.

Police investigated with the help of explosive trained K-9s from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to the Torrance Police Department.

The evacuation was described as a “precautionary” measure.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Torrance police announced that the campus was “safe and secure,” and students were returning to normal activities.

Police did not reveal any other details about the possible threat, saying only that parents would receive more information in an email sent out by the Torrance Unified School District.

No other details were immediately released.