Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco’s Richmond District on May 20, after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police stand guard outside George Washington High School in San Francisco’s Richmond District on May 20, after the school was placed on lockdown following a bomb threat. (Ekevara Kitpowson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF police clear bomb threat that prompted high school evacuation

San Francisco police have cleared the bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of a high school in the Outer Richmond early Friday, but have not made an arrest.

A caller phoned in the threat to George Washington High School around 9:10 a.m. and the campus was, as a result, evacuated in “an abundance of caution,” said San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Giselle Talkoff.

The school was rendered safe around 11:30 a.m., police said.

Talkoff said a bomb squad geared up to clear the building about an hour after the threat was called in.

The school is located on 32nd Avenue between the busy corridors of Geary Boulevard and Balboa Street.

Washington High was previously shut down monetarily because of a bomb threat in May, when police brass said an erratic man threatened to blow up the school.

It’s unclear if police have made an arrest in that incident.

This is a breaking news story. Check back here later for updates.
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