Reported Threat Causes Evacuation of Jewish Day School in Broward County

A Jewish school in Broward County was evacuated Monday after a reported bomb threat was received by officials.

Crews cleared the David Posnack Jewish Day School off Pine Island Road and Stirling Drive around 9:30 a.m. Students were taken out of their classrooms and eventually moved off campus.

Police didn't said how the threat was received as they searched the school, however Davie Police later confirmed it was not a credible threat.

The threat drew the attention of actor and South Florida native Josh Gad:

The threat is the latest one made toward a facility catering to the Jewish community in recent weeks – including threats called into Jewish community centers in both Miami Beach and Kendall. A total of 16 JCCs across the country received threats on Monday.

It also comes a day after swastikas were found keyed into cars on Miami Beach.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called on President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make investigating the threats a top priority for the Department of Justice. She also blamed the president, saying it's no coincidence the threats are mounting during his administration.

"To me that has opened the flood gates where people who would lurk in the shadows and feel their views as anti-Semites would be shunned now feel like well, the President of the United States seems to think this is if not acceptable, certainly hasn't discouraged it," she said.

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