The Navy medic suspected of writing a bomb threat that forced a California high school evacuation Wednesday has surrendered to authorities, Master Sgt. Mark Oliva, a spokesman from Camp Pendleton confirms to Fox News.
Below is the earlier report:
San Clemente High School in Orange County California — home to some 3,200 students and 180 staff — was evacuated Wednesday after receiving a bomb threat that originated at nearby Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by officials from Camp Pendleton where a written threat was found among the personal effects of AWOL navy medic, Daniel P. Morgan.
According to the sheriff’s department spokesman, Jim Amormino, ”His barracks was searched by military police.”
“… In his barracks they found a note that he placed explosives at San Clemente High School. The high school has been evacuated, 3,200 students, 180 staff have been evacuated. The entire school has been locked down, secured.”
Authorities are now searching for Morgan, who officially went AWOL Wednesday morning after not reporting in for work.
Morgan, a white male allegedly in his twenties, wears glasses and may be driving a white Jeep Wrangler according to reports.
Authorities are taking the threat seriously as they believe the suspect could have access to explosive devices.
It remains unknown, however, whether Morgan had any past experience with the high school.
“Until we’re able to complete a thorough search, the school district has requested that the parents stay away from the area until we get further information as to where they can pick up their children,” Amormino told ABC7.
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