Classes resume at Santa Clara school following morning lockdown

Santa Clara police officers determined John D. Sutter Elementary School is safe following Monday morning campus lockdown.

Students at a Santa Clara elementary school are resuming their first day of classes after their campus was placed on lockdown.

Police closed off John D. Sutter Elementary School on Forbes Avenue just before 8:30 a.m. Monday after the school received a threatening phone call. Officers later determined the school was safe and lifted the lockdown a short time later.

"At this point our investigators are looking into the possibility of a hoax or some type of swatting call, so we are not ruling that out," said Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clark. "At this point we believe it is safe to be on campus and the school is open."

Santa Clara police will keep an officer on campus for the rest of the day as precaution.

Some parents, who were locked down in classrooms with their children, decided to take them home for the day.
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