Suspicious device found on Chaparral campus; lock-down lifted


TEMECULA – A lock-down of the Chaparral High School campus was lifted as of 12:06 p.m. today. The campus was on lockdown since 10:11 am when an unknown device was reported to police.

According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez, the device, which was found outside the front office administration building, was immediately investigated by the Sheriff’s Hazardous Device team and has now been deemed non-threatening.

Temecula Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Melanie Norton said that during the lock-down all students and staff were safe.

All Parents of Chaparral High School students are being asked not to come to the school to pick up their student at this time as the police do not want students coming onto or leaving campus.

The District office said via their Facebook page that they will alert parents when traffic onto and off of campus resumes.

The Valley News will update this story as more elements come to light…

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