North High School evacuates due to potential bomb

Plumbing equipment thought to be bomb

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - North High School evacuated its buildings because of a bomb threat Friday afternoon.

The students and staff evacuated to the north side of the campus at about 12:20 p.m.

School officials told parents to pick up their children on the north side of the campus.

Officials cleared the school and said no injuries were reported.

At about 1:30 p.m., Kern County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt said that two students thought plumbing equipment was a bomb and reported it.

The suspicious tool was found in a boys restroom.  It is not known at this time how the tool wound up in the restroom, John Tevis with the KHSD said.

Tevis said there is modernization work going on at North High.

Tevis said there is no longer a belief that the device is dangerous or that the students and staff are in any danger.

Students who ride the bus to school are being provided bus transportation home.

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