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Last Update: 3:37 pmDesert Vista High School was put on lockdown after a threatening phone call was received
PHOENIX – A south Phoenix high school was put on lockdown Tuesday after an anonymous phone call threatening the lives of students was made to the school.
Desert Vista High School, located at 16440 South 32nd Street, was locked down for about an hour and a half after an unknown person called the school and threatened to shoot students on the school field.
According to Phoenix Police spokesman James Holmes, school officials received the call and what sounded like an adult male claimed that he “had his eyes on the kids” and was going to being shooting if students didn’t get off the field.
School officials immediately placed the school on lockdown and called authorities to investigate.
Investigators reportedly couldn’t find anything on the campus.
The school lockdown was lifted at 10:30 a.m. and schools hours returned to normal.
An officer was placed on the campus as a precaution and another will be at the school all day Wednesday, Holmes said.
Desert Vista High School officials released a statement on Tuesday that identified what had occurred as well as the seriousness of such a threat.
“As you are aware, safety of our students and communication with our parents and our community are our top priorities,” the school stated.
Police continue to investigate the call.
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