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Davis Unified School District: All schools targeted with bomb threats cleared

Bomb threats cleared at Davis schools
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DAVIS - Some schools in the city of Davis and the homes of some school district employees were targeted with bomb threats overnight. Fortunately, those threats turned out to be hoaxes.

According to the Davis Police Department, at approximately 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, police were notified of an email that was sent to several people indicating that bombs had been placed at the homes of Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) employees. 

Mary L. Stephens Library

The threats also said bombs were placed at three DJUSD school sites, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Davis Senior High School, DJUSD District Offices, and the Mary L. Stephens branch of the Yolo County Library in Davis, police say. As a precaution, the schools were closed for operations until police could search the schools for potential threats.

Shortly before 9 a.m., CBS13 received word that the residences and campuses have been deemed clear, and schools are back open for classes, authorities say. The Yolo County Sheriff's Office also searched the Davis Library and deemed it clear and safe to re-enter.  Davis police will be conducting additional patrols around district schools on Wednesday.

Authorities say the language and content of the threats were similar to previous bomb threat incidents at the library.

Detectives are investigating the source of the threats and will be coordinating with the FBI and other law enforcement partners, police say. This is an ongoing investigation.

The Mary L. Stephens Library was targeted with several bomb threats recently after a conservative group said they were asked to leave the building by an employee. Video footage of the incident, which happened in August, showed a speaker referring to trans athletes by their biological genders. This incident apparently prompted a library employee to speak up and tell the group that they were breaking the library's code of behavior. Since then, including this most recent incident, there have been four documented bomb threats made towards the library.

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