Lodi High School students and staff were evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was found written in a restroom.

School officials said students and staff were evacuated to the Lodi Middle School and are safe. Students were released at 1:10 p.m. and teachers remain in-service at the middle school.

City of Lodi Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff's Department and the Lodi Fire Department are on the scene and are investigating the incident.

According to school spokesman Brent Richter, law enforcement is in the
process of clearing the building and parking lot. He was unsure how long it would take but staff and students will be notified via the school website and Infinite Campus when they may pick-up their vehicles.

"We are just waiting for the all-clear from law enforcement," Richter said
in a Wednesday afternoon phone interview.

Richter said no decision has been made yet (2 p.m. Wednesday) whether the Lodi High School will be in session tomorrow.


UPDATE: According to the Lodi School District's website, it was a bomb threat that prompted relocation of students.   


Lodi School District officials say due to a "possible threat," they have evacuated the high school and sent students to the middle school.The middle school is nearby the high school.

Officials say they moved the students midday today, but didn't have a specific time. It is unclear if or when the students will be sent back to the high school.

Lodi School District officials are not releasing any other information at this time.