A Pasadena elementary school was evacuated Monday after a phoned bomb threat, police said.
The call came in to Willard Elementary School, a 301 Madre St. on the edge of East Pasadena, at 11:50 a.m., Pasadena Police Department Lt. John Mercado said.
School officials chose to move students to the playground, Mercado said.
The campus was safely evacuated and placed on lockdown at 12:35 p.m., which is normal dismissal time on Mondays, according to Hilda Ramirez, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Unified School District.
Explosive-detecting dogs were being called to the campus to do a security check, Mercado said.
The elementary school is across Madre Street from Wilson Middle School, which Ramirez said continued with normal operations Monday.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Stephen Acosta contributed to this article.