Palo Alto Jewish high school evacuated due to bomb threat

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A high school in Palo Alto was evacuated after it received a bomb threat via phone Thursday. According to the Palo Alto Police Department (PAPD), staff at Kehillah Jewish High School called the police around 2:54 p.m. to report a bomb threat. 

After officers were informed, the school evacuated around 250 students. 

Palo Alto police sealed off the school and prevented access to the campus while canines and officers searched the campus. 

Investigation reveals there was no bomb on campus. 

The suspect is a man who was not identified by police, according to the press release. He called the school’s administrative office and made the threat.

PAPD said there have been no similar phone-in bomb threats recently in the city. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 650-329-2413 or email anonymously at paloalto@tipnow.org or send a text or voicemail to 650-383-8984.

Kehillah Jewish High School is located at 3900 Fabian Way.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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