Bomb threat proves to be false alarm
A bomb threat caused Propel Homestead to be evacuated on Thursday at approximately 12:45 p.m.
“There was a message scrawled on the female bathroom's wall that there was bomb in school,” Homestead police Chief Jeff DeSimone said.
He said the Allegheny County Police and Sheriff's Department brought bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep the building at 129 E. Tenth Ave.
“Once the threat was made, students were escorted to a safe zone by teachers and staff, away from the school building,” Propel spokeswoman Angela Gaitaniella said. “An alert message was sent out to parents, informing them that their children were safe. The police were called and performed a thorough sweep of the entire building.”
“We cleared it and let everyone back in when nothing was found,” DeSimone said.
He said the search took approximately two hours.
“Obviously, the safety of our students is our number one priority, and has always been,” Gaitaniella said.
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