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Lockdown At 2 Elk Grove Schools Ends With No Weapons Found

Lockdown At 2 Elk Grove Schools Ends With No Weapons Found

On Wednesday March 7, the Elk Grove Tribune was made aware that Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School were in a lockdown. According to Xanthi Pinkerton, Spokeswoman at Elk Grove Unified School District, a student heard that one of their classmates may have had a weapon. This student said something to staff. Normal safety procedures were followed. Accordingly, the Elk Grove Police Department was called. The police checked the campuses for weapons. No weapon was found and nobody was arrested. Therefore, the lockdown was lifted at 2:40pm.

Message To EGUSD Parents

The following message went out to all EGUSD parents on Wednesday March 7:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that, this afternoon, school officials received a report of a student possibly in possession of a weapon on campus at Cosumnes Oaks High School. School officials immediately contacted law enforcement to investigate.

As a precaution, and to keep all students safely in place prior to the lunch bell ringing, law enforcement placed both COHS and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School on a precautionary lockdown at 1:00 p.m.

An update on the investigation will be provided. At this time, law enforcement has secured the school and students are safe.

After the lockdown was lifted, the following message was posted:

COHS-EPMS Lockdown Update: Law enforcement has lifted the precautionary lockdown and gave the all clear at 2:35pm. No weapon was found. Students will be release early at 2:40pm and the cafeteria will remain open for those students who missed lunch because of the lockdown.

Students and staff followed all lockdown protocols and focused on everyone’s safety.

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Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung, DrPH, MBA, is the Editor-In-Chief of Elk Grove Tribune. Jax is also the owner of the awarding winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She enjoys freelancing for Sacramento4Kids and many other publications. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. In 2019 Jax was recognized for Outstanding Service & Dedication to Elk Grove and also received an Award of Recognition from the California State Senate. Jax lives in Elk Grove with her husband and 2 daughters. To follow Jax's journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.

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