[UPDATED, March 29, 5:04 P.M.] Dennis Smith, superintendent of the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, has released the following statement:
At approximately 1:40 p.m. today Esperanza High School received information regarding a potential bomb threat. The campus was immediately secured and the police were called. Once it was determined to be safe, the students were evacuated to the field and released at the normal dismissal time. I am pleased to report that after a thorough search of the entire campus by the Anaheim Police Department, nothing was found. Our students and staff are to be commended for their outstanding response during the situation. School will resume tomorrow on a normal schedule.
[UPDATED, March 29, 4 P.M.] Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said there were no reports of a suspicious package at Esperanza High School. Police are still investigating, he said.
[UPDATED, March 29, 2:56 P.M.] Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said police received a call around 2 p.m. saying there were explosives on the campus of Esperanza High School at 1830 N. Kellogg Dr. in Anaheim.
Students were moved to an athletic field and eventually sent home, and school is out for the day, Dunn said.
Police are investigating the scene, Dunn said.
[ORIGINAL POST, March 29, 2:31 P.M.] An employee in the Personnel Department at the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District said Esperanza High School in Anaheim is on lockdown because of a suspicious package found on the campus.
"I do know that the school is in lockdown and the police are there doing an investigation," the woman said.
Officials are working on a message to send to parents, she said.
We're awaiting comment from officials.