Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach

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A bomb threat reported Monday morning forced the evacuation of Mira Costa High School and the cancellation of the day’s classes.

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

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

The school, which is located in the 1400 block of Artesia Boulevard (map), received a call stating there was a bomb on campus at 8:10 a.m., said Carol Seaton, Executive Director of Human Resources for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

The caller did not give specifics, Seaton said.

The threat was phoned into the administration office by a male caller whom police were seeking to identify.

All students were evacuated from the school as a precaution, a spokesperson with the Manhattan Beach Police Department said.

“In an abundance of caution, MBPD is preparing to search the entire campus, room by room,” school district superintendent Mike Matthews said.

Students were required to tell their teacher of their plans to get home before being dismissed.

Those who did not have a way home were set to be supervised for “as long as it takes until they can find a secure way home with a parent/guardian,” Matthews stated.

After a response by police K-9 teams from across the South Bay, campus buildings and outlying areas were searched and “cleared of any suspicious items,” a Police Department news release stated Monday afternoon.

KTLA’s Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.


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