Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION – Deputies are investigating a phoned threat about a shooting, or weapons threat inside an unspecified high school, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Parents and students report heavy law enforcement presence at Rosemead High School, 9063 Mission Dr., in Rosemead. The San Gabriel Unified School District reported lockdowns were initiated at district schools out of an abundance of caution.
The threat was reported more than an hour ago.
“There was a threat regarding a weapon inside a high school. There were no witnesses or victims identified yet,” according to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
San Gabriel Police had San Gabriel High School surrounded, but lockdowns at all San Gabriel Unified Schools have since been lifted. There is still no immediate threat, police said.
The incident may have been a prank call, which may have begun as a report of a son shooting his mother and was en route to Rosemead High School, according to Sheriff’s radio traffic.