Unsubstantiated Bomb Threat at Santa Barbara Middle School

Update by the edhat staff
5:00 p.m., December 13, 2022

The Santa Barbara Police Department reports Santa Barbara Middle School is all clear with no threats found.

Update by the edhat staff
1:30 p.m., December 13, 2022

Around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Santa Barbara Middle School received a bomb threat. School officials immediately evacuated school grounds as police responded to the school.

Santa Barbara Police officers and the department’s bomb squad arrived at the private school campus, located at 1321 Alameda Padre Serra in Santa Barbara, and assisted in the evacuation. 

The bomb squad searched the scene as detectives investigated the reported threat.

Police spokesperson Ethan Ragsdale reported an individual called dispatch with the threat from a number registered in Florida and the report is currently unsubstantiated.

Classes have been cancelled and students were transported to the parking lot of the Santa Barbara Bowl to wait for their guardians.

Reported by the Santa Barbara Police Department
11:48 a.m., December 13, 2022

Unsubstantiated reported bomb threat at SB Middle School. Out of an abundance of caution ALL STUDENTS / STAFF EVACUATED and SAFE. Call came into dispatch from a number registered out of Florida. Santa Barbara Police Officers are on scene.

Bomb Threat at SB Jr High?

Reported by an edhat reader
11:30 a.m., December 13, 2022

All students are being evacuated to Santa Barbara Bowl for parent reunification. Police are beginning a search of the campus with radios turned off.

[Ed Note: An edhat reader previously reported a bomb threat at Santa Barbara Jr. High. This was incorrect and the correct location of Santa Barbara Middle School has been updated]

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