HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County school is now closed and its students have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat was made, officials say.
Police and other emergency responders in Huntingdon Valley were called out to St. Albert the Great School after the school received the threat Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Philadelphians Who Lost Loved Ones To Gun Violence List Demands At Peace Not Guns Rally
Officials tell CBS3 the bomb threat was made in the form of an email that was sent to the school around 7:30 a.m.
The school building was immediately evacuated.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy To Announce Mask Requirement For K-12 Students This Fall, Sources Say
Students and faculty members were taken to nearby Murray Avenue School.
They stayed at the school while police spent about three hours combing every hallway, classroom and inch of St. Albert’s with bomb-sniffing dogs.
Police cleared the school around 10:30 a.m., but the decision was made to cancel class due to the bomb scare.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Michael Siciliano, Accused Of Posing As Financial Advisor To Steal From Elderly Victims
The school is communicating with families regarding this matter, as well as the status of school for Wednesday.