Dec 16, 2014
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A bomb threat briefly evacuated El Cerrito High School on Tuesday until investigators determined it had no merit, police said.

The school at 540 Ashbury Ave. received the threat by phone about 10:40 a.m. Students were evacuated as a precaution, according to the El Cerrito Police Department.

Students returned to their classrooms by 1:40 p.m.


  1. Students were held on the AstroTurf from 10:30 until almost 2:00 pm with no provisions. The other half of the school was held on eureka street and were allowed to go to the cafeteria for lunch at noon. The school is in desperate need for an emergency plan to better take care of the students. I am really surprised at the lack of a contingency plan for this type of situation considering how many children they are charged with caring for. Also. When I tried to call the school not a single person answered. Parents want some kind of communication. Please get it together WCCUSD

    Theresa Parini | Dec 16th, 2014

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