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|January 20, 2018|
Incidents prompt lockdown of four schools
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – An epidemic of school lockdowns has rocked the Inland Empire.
In the most dramatic, a man sought on a felony warrant tried to outrun sheriff’s deputies and eventually drove his pickup truck into a fence at the Tomas Rivera Middle School in Mead Valley Wednesday. The school was locked down as a precaution. No students or staff were threatened. Jailed was Hector De La Torre, 32, of Mead Valley.
Murrieta Valley High School received two suspicious phone calls threatening to blow up the school. A bomb squad responded with four specially-trained dogs. The entire school was searched, but nothing suspicious was found and the lockdown was lifted.
In San Bernardino, a man reportedly seen running through a neighborhood with a gun prompted the temporary lockdown of San Andreas High School and Highland Pacific Elementary. The alleged gunman was not found and classes resumed.
Story Date: November 12, 2017