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Two Hollywood schools in a residential area evacuated after bomb threat

Hollywood police and its K9 crew search the grounds of Hollywood’s Driftwood Elementary after a bomb threat was called in after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.
Hollywood police and its K9 crew search the grounds of Hollywood’s Driftwood Elementary after a bomb threat was called in after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Twitter

Two Hollywood schools in a residential neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after someone called in a bomb threat, Hollywood police said.

Driftwood Middle School, 2751 N. 70th Ter. and Driftwood Elementary School, 2700 NW 69th Ave., were evacuated after the reported threat was called in shortly after 2 p.m., Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said.

The call was to Driftwood Elementary. The schools, right next to each other, had already been dismissed before the threat was called in.

By 4 p.m., the police issued an all-clear for the area.

When the call came in earlier, “There were a few teachers still there,” Grossman said. “As a precaution officers evacuated the middle school because it’s next to the elementary one. Right now a K9 is sweeping through the schools and the area to double check,” she said at the time.

The roads around the schools were closed but Grossman said the shutdown did not heavily affect drivers. “It’s not a high traffic area, it’s a neighborhood.”

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