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[BREAKING] Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From High School Black History Month Event Bomb Threat

[BREAKING] Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Evacuated From High School Black History Month Event Bomb Threat

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff’s planned appearance for Black History Month at a Washington, D.C., high school was cut short on Tuesday afternoon because of a bomb threat.

“U.S. Secret Service was made aware of a security threat at a school where the Second Gentleman was meeting with students and faculty,” an Emhoff spokeswoman said in a statement shared with the press.

The Second Gentleman’s spokeswoman said he “is safe and the school has been evacuated. We are grateful to Secret Service and D.C. Police for their work.”

Emhoff had planned to meet with students at Dunbar High School to highlight a program they’re participating in, in partnership with the National Park Service, “that helps them relate to history on a personal level,” Emhoff’s office said. District of Columbia Public Schools press secretary Enrique Gutierrez told reporters at the event that a bomb threat had been called into Dunbar High School in Northwest Washington, where Emhoff was holding an event.

Vice President Kamala Harris has been in touch with her husband since the evacuation and “he’s OK,” a White House official said. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to CNN that a bomb threat had been made. Later, the spokesperson told CNN the security threat was made by telephone and the investigation is ongoing.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at Tuesday’s news briefing that she did not have any updates on the situation but would update if the White House gets more information during the briefing.

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The DC Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit is on the scene at the school, according to Metropolitan Police.

[This is a breaking and developing story, please check back for updates]

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