Bomb and Shooting Threats Lockdown San Diego High Schools


San Diego school officials respond to bomb and shooting threats called into several high schools on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, by implementing a lock down. The first call was made to San Ysidro at around 9:15 local time, all the caller said was, “something would happen” in the next 15 minutes, initiating the lockdown. During the search by Chula Vista police, District spokesman Manny Rubio announced that students were told to stay in their classrooms and that access to the campus was limited.

This was followed by more calls threatening a bomb to Scripps Ranch, Patrick Henry, San Diego, Crawford, Clairemont, Kearny, Morse, and Mira Mesa, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. There were also unconfirmed reports of a shooting. The search at each campus did not turn up a bomb or any guns, but as a precaution the schools remained locked down. Parents were also notified about the threats and asked not to come to the school.

Of the 29 schools in the district, no one has offered a reason why these were targeted with bomb and shooting threats which resulted in the early morning lockdown of these San Diego Schools. However, every precaution had to be considered to maintain the safety of the students. An NBC 7 News chopper captured San Diego Police Department patrol cars on the campuses of Scripps Ranch High Schools.

What started out as a typical Thursday soon turned into panic as bomb and shooting threats triggered the lockdown. There were 10 schools targeted. As of this report there have been no incidents or reported injuries.

By Jireh Gibson


The San Diego Union-Tribune:-Threats prompt lockdowns at San Diego high schools

NBC 7 San Diego:-Threats Prompt Lockdowns at 10 High Schools: District

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