Miami Beach Police say a suspicious box that was left outside the bus loop at Miami Beach Senior High early Tuesday morning turned out to be empty.
Miami Beach Police bomb squad crews and Miami-Dade School Police responded to calls of a suspicious package just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the school, which is located at 2231 Prairie Avenue in Miami Beach.
Suspicious package found outside Miami Beach Senior High. Students & staff safe and secure inside school. Police on scene. — MDSPolice (@MDSPolice) April 7, 2015
Unattended box left near MB Senior High. Roads surrounding school closed. Avoid the area. @mdsPolice pic.twitter.com/UfApLMtWde — Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) April 7, 2015
According to Miami-Dade School Police, the students and staff were safe and secure inside the school throughout the incident.
Police confirmed just after 10 a.m. that the scene was clear and that the box was empty.
#MBPD has now reopened all traffic around MB Senior High. Box was empty. @MDSPolice pic.twitter.com/6ChMXRl8BU — Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) April 7, 2015
Here's a closer look at the box @ MB Senior High. Thanks @MiamiPD Bomb Squad and @MDSPolice for the assistance. pic.twitter.com/47RGu5BkZH — Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) April 7, 2015
Everything at Miami Beach Senior High back to normal, all safe and secure. Police clearing the scene. — MDSPolice (@MDSPolice) April 7, 2015
As police responded to the scene, crews closed Dade Boulevard between Meridian and Washington avenues.
The roads have since been reopened.