3 DC high schools evacuated after bomb threats

Three DC high schools were evacuated Wednesday due to bomb threats, just a day after Dunbar High School was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Three DC high schools were evacuated Wednesday due to bomb threats, just a day after Dunbar High School was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

“DC Public Schools was made aware of security threats at Dunbar, Roosevelt and Ron Brown high schools this afternoon,” DC Public Schools said in a statement.

“All students and staff were safely evacuated in accordance with DCPS protocols. DC Public Schools values ​​the safety of all of our students, staff, and visitors and will continue to offer support to our school communities while (DC Police) investigations are ongoing.

DC Font said in a 1:25 p.m. tweet that they were “responding to multiple bomb threats in the district, including DCPS and DC Charter Schools”.

Investigations are ongoing, police said.

“In the past 24 hours, DC Public Schools have received bomb threats at three of our high schools,” DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said. notedcalling them “annoying incidents that we take very seriously”.

Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was kicked out of an event Tuesday in Dunbar following a bomb threat.

Emhoff was at Dunbar High School to help commemorate Black History Month and was in the school museum for a few minutes when a member of his security detail approached him saying, “We we have to go. Emhoff was hustled into his waiting motorcade and taken away.

An aerial announcement then asked students and teachers to “evacuate the building”.

Police used deminers and dogs to search the building and concluded there was no threat.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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