No explosives found after alleged threat at Robb Elementary in Uvalde

Robb Elementary

Robb Elementary

Authorities are now looking for the person who made the call.

The Uvalde Police Department indicated that officers found no explosives or devices near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde following a call alerting them to an alleged threat.

According to authorities, at approximately 10:40 a.m., a man called authorities and indicated that he had placed several explosive devices inside the elementary school.

“Our telecommunications officers spoke with the caller and obtained as much information as possible. The caller provided a name, which is currently under investigation,” the statement read.

Units from the Uvalde Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Uvalde County Sheriff’s Department, UCISD Police officers, Uvalde EMS, Uvalde Emergency Management and Uvalde Fire teamed up to investigate the incident.

The school area was cordoned off and neighbors were informed of the situation. The San Antonio Police Department Bomb Squad arrived and conducted a search of the school.

In the midst of the investigation they determined that there were no explosives or devices in the area.

“We are currently working with our state and federal partners to determine the location of the caller and will prosecute the caller to the fullest extent possible when fully identified,” the release said.

This past May 24, the community came together to remember the victims of the tragedy at the elementary school on its first anniversary. Since the massacre in 2022, the school remains closed and in front of the campus an altar has been created to honor the 19 students and the two teachers who lost their lives.

It is worth noting that weeks before the first anniversary of the tragedy, authorities raised a flag in response to a series of threats against Uvalde schools.

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