Sandy elementary lock down lifted following bomb threat

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UPDATE: The lock down at Sunrise Elementary School has been lifted.

“A thorough search of the building has been conducted. No weapons or incendiary devices were found. Students have been allowed back into the building. All students and teachers remained safe,” said Canyons School District in a post on Twitter.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Sandy City elementary school is currently on lock down following a bomb threat Tuesday morning. 

According to the director of communications for Canyons School District Jeff Haney, Sunrise Elementary School located at 1542 E. 11245 South received a bomb threat around 10:30 a.m. and the school was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure immediately. 

Haney said Sandy City Police and security from Canyons School District are arriving on scene and they will be updating with more information as soon as possible. 

“As a precaution, Sunrise is on lockdown. The school is responding to a bomb threat. All students, teachers and staff remain safe. More information will be posted as soon as it is available,” Haney said. 

“To support law enforcement as they respond to this issue, and as a precautionary measure, we ask that parents do not come to the school to either drop off or collect your children until further notice.” 

An update will be provided once more information becomes available. 

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