But school had already been dismissed for the 1,300 students at Thornton Jr. High School and many have already been picked up or sent home.
After the school received the threat, the students were evacuated from the campus and walked to the Cabrillo Shopping Center nearby to wait for their parents to pick them up.
Parents also had the option of giving permission for their children to walk home.
School district officials were working with AC Transit to provide bus transportation for students who need it.
After police gave the all clear, the remaining students were walked back to the campus to wait for transportation home.
Update for parents: Students will be walked to the Cabrillo Shopping Center west of campus where they can be picked up. Parents/Guardians may call their students to provide verbal permission for the student to walk home, otherwise they must be picked up at the shopping center.— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) October 4, 2019
We are currently investigating the threat of a bomb on the campus of Thornton Jr. High. Students are safe and have been evacuated by Police & @FremontFire.— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) October 4, 2019
We are working with @USDFremont and will have more information for parents shortly. pic.twitter.com/NbeN29LZ9s