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Jewish school in Chicago evacuated after bomb threat

The Chicago threat comes as the Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country are reporting a new round of bomb threats


Associated Press

CHICAGO — Authorities say students were evacuated from a Jewish grade school in Chicago after someone called in a bomb threat.

Police shut down several streets surrounding the Chicago Jewish Day School on the city's north side after the threat was reported Tuesday morning.

Police say school staff decided to evacuate the students and responding officers helped students from the building. Search dogs were brought to the scene. The school's website says it has more than 200 students from junior kindergarten to eighth grade.

The Chicago threat comes as the New York-based Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country are reporting a new round of bomb threats. Federal officials have been investigating more than 120 bomb threats called in to Jewish organizations in three dozen states since Jan. 9.

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