By Ian Hanigan
In response to an unsubstantiated threat, Westpark Elementary School initiated a precautionary evacuation this morning. The Irvine Police Department and IUSD have since completed a thorough inspection of the campus and found no evidence of a threat. As such, students and staff have re-entered Westpark and will finish out the school day.
If you’re a Westpark parent, please plan on picking up students at the regular time. In an abundance of caution, and to ease anxieties, note that IPD will have a uniformed presence on campus for the rest of the day.
Here’s the notice that was sent this morning to Westpark families.
Dear Westpark parent:
Westpark Elementary School has initiated a schoolwide evacuation after an unsubstantiated threat was called into the campus office.
Specifically, an anonymous source claimed an explosive device was set to detonate. The telephone call came in at approximately 9:45 a.m., and our staff immediately began an orderly evacuation and contacted the Irvine Police Department.
Though police have not found evidence indicating this is a credible threat, officers and school staff are conducting a thorough investigation and will not permit students or employees back on campus until they have confirmed it is safe. At this time, …read more
Read more here: Irvine Unified News