Bomb threat forces evacuation at American Leadership Academy Ironwood 7-12

Students at the American Leadership Academy 7-12 Ironwood campus, 850 W. Combs Road in San Tan Valley, this morning were transported to the school’s Queen Creek campus, 23908 S. Hawes Road, after the school received a bomb threat May 12, according to a post of the ALA Facebook page.

“We have taken the proper precautions by evacuating all junior high and high school students,” according to the post. “Ironwood elementary is currently on lock-down. All students are accounted for and safe. Because it will take time to clear the buildings we have transported all students to American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School gym. An e-mail from our administration team will be sent out shortly. We will use all contact methods possible throughout this process to keep you up-to-date.”

In another message, officials said they are not evacuating the elementary school.

“(The students) are safe and secure in the building and continuing with instruction. We are working with law enforcement and following their advisement for our situation,” according to the Facebook post.

A message posted about 11:30 a.m. May 12 said the last of the students were being transported safely to the Queen Creek campus.

A message posted about 11:50 a.m. May 12 said: “Officials have completed their investigation and given an all clear. Students will be returned to the American Leadership Academy Ironwood 7-12 campus now that we are certain the campus is safe. School will be released at normal time and students can be picked up at their normal locations. Thank you for your patience and support.”

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