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Jewish School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

By Mae Rice in News on Mar 7, 2017 4:50PM

The 5900 block of Sheridan Ave. (via Google Street View)

A Jewish school on the North Side evacuated its premises this morning after receiving a bomb threat, according to police.

Chicago Jewish Day School, located in the 5900 block of North Sheridan Road, was evacuated at roughly 9 a.m. CPD officers and "canine officers" are on the scene investigating.

There are traffic closures on Sheridan as a result, from Hollywood to Granville.

The school runs from kindergarten through eighth grade, and has roughly 200 students, according to its website.

Anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise in the U.S. since President Donald Trump's inauguration in January.