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Updated Apr 25, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Tucson school evacuated after suspicious backpack found

A Tucson school was evacuated Thursday after a suspicious backpack was found nearby.

According to, the backpack was found in the parking lot of a mental health center and the school was evacuated as a precaution.

Students and faculty at AmeriSchools were taken to the Hughes Federal Credit Union. Parents were able to pick their children up there.

Police gave an all-clear about one hour later.

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