Novato High School evacuated after bomb threat

October 19, 2012 1:30:40 PM PDT
A bomb scare called into the Novato Police Department caused the evacuation of students and staff at Novato High School Friday morning, a school official said.

Police, high school administrators, staff and security employees searched the campus and determined it was safe by 9:05 a.m., Novato Unified School District spokeswoman Leslie Benjamin said.

Students and staff returned to class five minutes later, Benjamin said.

Novato High School, located at 625 Arthur St., is calling parents to inform them of the bomb scare, Benjamin said.