Bomb threat forces Doug Emhoff to evacuate D.C. high school Black History Month event

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff was led out of a Black History Month event at a Washington, D.C., high school Tuesday after school officials notified the Secret Service of a bomb threat, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson told POLITICO.

Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, was led away from the event shortly after 2:15 p.m., pool reporter Austin Landis said. About 15 minutes later, school officials made an announcement over the intercom asking all staff and students to evacuate as well. A district spokesperson later told Landis the school had received a bomb threat.

The Secret Service told POLITICO there was “no information to indicate the threat was directed” at Emhoff and a district employee said the district has gotten bomb threats called in every two to three months.

Emhoff had arrived at Dunbar High School just minutes before the threat was announced. The secondary school’s website describes it as the nation’s first to serve African American students. Graduates include the first Black member of a presidential cabinet and the first Black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.