Juneau Police Department deems Harborview Elementary School safe after bomb threat

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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – On Friday, at about 12:03 p.m., staff from Harborview Elementary School reported to the Juneau Police Department that they had received a bomb threat by phone, at the school.

JPD responded to the school and assisted staff with searching the building for explosive devices or threats. None were located.

Harborview Elementary was briefly evacuated to the back playground.

Juneau Douglas High School briefly went into a stay-put to keep students inside the school and minimize activity outside until Harborview was cleared. After JPD cleared Harborview Elementary, both schools resumed normal activities.

As JPD works with the FBI office, it is believed this recent threat is connected to other statewide threats made to communities earlier in the school year.