A bomb threat at East High School prompted school officials to send students home early Thursday.

The Anchorage School District notified East High students' parents that as a result of the threat, classes ended at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. Buses will be transporting students home an hour early.

Any parent looking to pick up their child should go to the East High gym.

Students left East High School early on Thursday, March 7, 2019 due to a bomb threat under investigation by Anchorage police. (Dave Leval/KTVA)

The message, sent at about 12:18 p.m., told parents Anchorage police were at the school investigating. The message also warned parents they may see messages about it on social media, and that students were moved to the gym for safety.

Earlier this year students have been arrested after threats of school violence at multiple ASD schools, including East High.

Dave Leval contributed information to this story.

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