LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos was evacuated because of a bomb threat Thursday morning, center officials said.
The APJCC, located at 14855 Oka Road, received the threat via email. The evacuation took place around 11:45 a.m. and also affected the Yavneh Day School, Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, which are all listed at the same address.READ MORE: UPDATE: Crews Respond To Structure Fire In Oakland
APJCC officials said in a Facebook post around 2 p.m. that everyone is safe and parents have been notified about where and how to pick up their children.
Los Gatos police are at the scene at the center and as of 2:45 p.m., there was a bomb sniffing canine unit from the sheriff’s office on the way to search the facility.READ MORE: CA Election Officials Want Newsom Recall Held After Mid-September
APJCC officials said they will be able to return to the campus after the building has been deemed safe, and more information will be available later.
Many Jewish community centers around the country have dealt with evacuations in recent weeks because of threatening calls and bomb threats, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL itself had its San Francisco office evacuated after a bomb threat last week.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Evacuation Orders Lifted After Vallejo Crews Knock Down 4-Alarm Brush Fire
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