Today’s Lockdowns At Elk Grove High School & Markofer Elementary
The Elk Grove Unified School District issued a statement regarding the lockdowns today at Elk Grove High School and Markofer Elementary. The statement is below. Director of Communications and PIO for Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), Xanthi Soriano, issued the statement.
Statement From Elk Grove Unified School District
Today, at approximately 11:55 P.M., as a precaution, local law enforcement called for a lockdown at Elk Grove High School and Florence Markofer Elementary, after receiving a report of a possible weapon on campus at Elk Grove High School, involving police activity, responding in the area during dismissals. Students who had just dismissed at Kerr Middle School were also redirected back to the school as a safety precaution. Law enforcement immediately investigated and identified the individual in question and quickly determined there was no threat at any time. What was thought to have been seen and subsequently reported as a weapon was not so.
Elk Grove Unified School District officers who responded immediately, following emergency protocols, helped to secure the schools and lockdown. At approximately 12:44 P.M., local law enforcement lifted the lockdown, and an all clear was given for each school. All students and staff followed the emergency lockdown procedures and responded effectively and efficiently, and all were safe.
Here is a link to our Lockdown Procedures: http://www.egusd.net/about/district/safety/lockdowns.
Thank you,Xanthi Soriano, Director of Communications/PIO EGUSD
An Abundance Of Caution
The Elk Grove Police Department investigated the incident and learned that a student was acting out a movie scene and was using a stapler as a prop. In addition, officers also learned that the person who reported the incident said that they believed they saw a weapon. The incident has since been turned over to the school administration to handle.
We appreciate the community’s assistance in staying out of the area while resources responded to the scene to quickly get the situation resolved.Elk Grove Police Department
Police say today’s lockdowns occurred out of “an abundance of caution.”
Police activity in the area of Elk Grove Florin and Valley Oak Lane. Out of an abundance of caution, Elk Grove High and Markofer Elementary have been placed on temporary lock down. We will update you as soon as we get more info. Follow here for any and all up to date information.Elk Grove Police Department