Sunrise Mountain High, El Mirage Elementary report threats against campuses

Two Northwest Valley schools received threats towards their campuses, one through a note found in the bathroom and the other through social media.


Officials with a high school in Peoria said a threat circulated on social media, causing police to investigate the incident.

At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sunrise Mountain High School on Facebook posted about a threat brought to officials’ attentions regarding the campus.

Students at the school were taking the AIMS test and had started school at 10:45 a.m.

The Peoria Police Department is investigating the threat.

Classes were allowed to continue with additional police presence.

Information on the threat was not immediately available from police.

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Students and staff at El Mirage Elementary School were evacuated and bussed to Dysart High School after reports of a bomb threat found scribbled in a bathroom.

The Dysart Unified School District alerted parents around 2 p.m.

“We have been on scene and still investigating,” said a spokesman for the El Mirage Police Department. “We are utilizing our resources to search the school. All students and faculty have been evacuated.”

DUSD Director of Communications Zachery Fountain said the note was found earlier in the afternoon. A message to El Mirage families was dated 1:25 p.m.

El Mirage Elementary and Dysart High are about two miles from each other.

Around 3 p.m., police said no physical threats were found. Students were taken back to the elementary school for belongings. Final pickups occurred at 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Dysart Elementary School was also evacuated due to a bomb threat found in a bathroom. El Mirage police cleared the school around 1:30 p.m., according to a district tweet.

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