On October 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers from the San Luis Police Department responded to a bomb threat that was called into the San Luis High School by an unknown subject.
San Luis Police officers in collaboration with local agencies to include Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, U.S. Border Patrol, and the U.S. Marine Corps Bomb detection unit canines, checked all areas inside the high school for any potential threats besides establishing a perimeter in the high school property. The U.S. Border Patrol also assisted with a helicopter crew that checked the rooftop area of the high school as well as the surrounding areas of the school property for anything that looked suspicious.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. the lockdown was lifted after the bomb detection canines concluded their sniffs, which turned out to be a false alarm.
At this point, the San Luis Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation in reference to the incident.
The San Luis Police Department is asking for assistance from the public with any information regarding this incident that could lead to the identification and apprehension of possible suspects.