Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Jewish grade school on Chicago's North Side evacuated after bomb threat 

Chicago police were evacuating a Jewish grade school on the North Side because of a bomb threat Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The threat was made around 9:10 a.m. for the Chicago Jewish Day School in the 5900 block of North Sheridan Road in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, according to police.

School staff decided to evacuate the students, and responding officers helped get the students out of the building, police said. Canine units were called to the scene.

The school serves more than 200 students, from junior kindergarten to eighth grade, according to its website.

Several streets were closed in the area, including Sheridan from Hollywood to Granville.

There has been a wave of more than 100 bomb threats reported at Jewish centers and schools across the country since early January.

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