BOCA RATON, Fla. - Students at Zale Pre-School, part of the Donna Klein Jewish Academy, have been allowed back in school after sheriff deputies searched the school and did not find a bomb, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
The school had been evacuated after it received an email indicating the presence of a bomb, according to Eric Davis, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
PBSO K-9 bomb dogs and a bomb team searched the premises and found no bomb at the school located at 9701 Donna Klein Boulevard in Boca Raton, Davis said.
Davis said the email was sent to the school late Thursday night and was not read until today.
Matthew C. Levin, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County released this statement:
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County on the Richard and Carol Siemens Campus west of Boca Raton addressed an unsupported threat to a tenant on the campus this afternoon. At the request of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department, no vehicles were allowed to enter or leave the campus for approximately two hours. At no time was any individual or property on the campus at risk of harm.
Our Federation immediately activated full protocols to ensure the security of the campus. We also immediately activated our alert notification system, using telephone calls, texts and emails to inform and reassure all those on campus as well as parents of children who attend school here.
As always, the safety and security of those on our campus is our paramount concern.