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No explosives found at Shingle Springs school after bomb threat cancels classes, sheriff says

Students at Shingle Springs high school were sent home Friday morning after the campus received a bomb threat but authorities ultimately found no explosives, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

The school was evacuated and students sent home, sheriff’s deputies said. It was unclear if classes will resume — El Dorado Union High School District did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Deputies were told at about 7 a.m. that Ponderosa High School received, through email, a bomb targeting campus, according to a social media post by the Sheriff’s Office. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m., according to the bell schedule.

Sheriff’s deputies experienced in disposing explosives searched the school and didn’t find any “suspicious packages or explosive devices,” the Sheriff’s Office said in an update posted to social media.

“The school has been released to the staff and the roads are open,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

It was also unclear who sent the threat and if anyone was arrested.

Authorities closed Ponderosa Road at Mineshaft Lane and Meder Road, according to their social media message posted at 8:32 a.m.

Ponderosa High School is one of five high school campuses in the El Dorado Union High School District.