Police are continuing to investigate threats that have prompted sweeps and evacuations at Valley schools on Tuesday.
Mesa police have cleared Franklin at Alma Elementary after receiving a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon.
Bomb threat at Franklin School has been cleared. Nothing found and police are clearing from the scene.
— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) January 19, 2016
The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the school near Guadalupe and Alma School.
— Trevor Smith (@PhotogTBone) January 19, 2016
In addition to Mesa, police agencies have received threats at schools in Chandler, Surprise and Glendale.
1/4 After dismissal today, Valley Vista received an unsubstantiated automated bomb threat. School contacted @Surprise_PD immediately.
— Dysart District (@DysartUSD) January 19, 2016
Valley Vista High School in Surprise, Arrowhead Elementary School in Glendale, and multiple schools in Chandler have all received threats.
Chandler, Mesa and Glendale police tell ABC15 it is unclear at this time if the incidents are connected.
"It was the most frightening phone call that I could have ever gotten," Arrowhead Elementary parent Lauri Gutmann said.
She received an automated message from the school alerting her to the phoned-in threat.
"To think for a second that I would go to work and kiss [my son] goodbye and then never see him again, is just traumatizing to me," Gutmann said.
She wants whoever is behind the threat to be punished.
Police in New Jersey said they had traced robotic threats to a phone line in Bakersfield, Calif., according to Reuters.