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Obama Daughters’ School Evacuated

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha, front right,and Malia back right, walk off Air Force One after arriving at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

By// Mariah Craddick

Sidwell Friends, the D.C. private school attended by President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia, was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon after receiving a suspicious phone call.

In a message on the school’s website, they announced that students and teachers returned to class after law enforcement deemed it safe.

“After an investigation by law enforcement, it was determined that no risk was present. Students and employees have now returned to class,” the school said in a statement on its website.

Officers also visited the campus to respond to a report of an unattended bag left behind the school, according to D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali. Police checked the bag and reported nothing hazardous.

There’s no further word about what was said in the phone call, and the White House has declined to comment on the situation.