Friday, September 13, 2013

News Release: Arcadia High School Lockdown - "Man with a Gun"

Incident:  High School Lockdown, Report of a Man with a Gun                                         

Date and Time of Release:  September 12, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.   

Contact:  Watch Commander – (626) 574-5156

On September 12, 2013 around 2:38 p.m., Arcadia Police received a phone call from an anonymous person reporting he was at Arcadia High School and he was going to start shooting students with an assault rifle.  Police officers arrived at the campus while Arcadia Unified School District officials were notified.  The school was placed on lockdown and a systematic search was conducted. During the search a second call was received.  The caller told the officers to back off or they would get shot.  The search continued and no suspects or weapons were found.  Shortly before 6:00 p.m. the lockdown was lifted and the students were escorted to the east side of the Los Angeles County Park to be reunited with family members.
The Arcadia Police Department is conducting a collaborative investigation with allied agencies and the FBI as this incident is similar to others recently occurring in the area. 

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Roy Nakamura, Lieutenant
Refer Case #1304329

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