Gun Scare Leads to Lockdown at Menifee School

MENIFEE – False reports that a student was walking around a Menifee high school armed with a handgun today prompted authorities to lock down the campus for nearly an hour.

Riverside County sheriff’s officials received calls of a person with a gun at Heritage High School on Briggs Road around 10:50 a.m., said Sgt. Sergio Rodriguez.

”Fearing for the safety of the students and staff, (deputies) immediately placed the school on lockdown,” Rodriguez said.

Deputies searched the grounds and located the student whom witnesses had alleged was armed, according to the sergeant.

”The investigation determined there were no criminal violations committed, and the student was released,” Rodriguez said.

No firearm was located. The lockdown was lifted around 11:40 a.m.

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