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Jewish school in Ann Arbor reopens after bomb threat

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News
The Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor was evacuated because of a bomb threat on Monday.

An Ann Arbor-based Jewish school has reopened after a bomb threat Monday morning prompted an evacuation, police said.

Students and staffers were allowed back into the Hebrew Day School around 11:45 a.m., Sgt. Aimee Metzer said. They were evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. after a man called the school and claimed there was a bomb inside a backpack.

"Ann Arbor police responded and evacuated the building. Michigan State Police bomb dogs are on scene with their handlers," Lt. Renee Bush said earlier Monday, during the evacuation.

The FBI is investigating alongside Ann Arbor police and school leadership, Bush added.

The Hebrew Day School is located at 2937 Birch Hollow Drive.

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