Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach went on a brief lockdown after receiving a call of a potential threat around 10:30 a.m. Authorities investigated and determined the threat is not credible, the lockdown was lifted at 11:25 a.m.
Students were kept inside for 25 minutes before lunch and then the school proceeded to their regular schedule after the threat was lifted. Wilson High School Principal, Kim Holland posted a statement on the school’s website informing parents about the false threat.
“Our school received a potential threat via telephone today just before 11 a.m. School Safety and law enforcement investigated and determined that the potential threat is not credible. Our school remains safe. For a brief time, students were held in from lunch, but we resumed normal operations as of 11:25 a.m. Thank you to everyone at Wilson who helped us to follow our safety protocols.”
Long Beach Police searched campus Friday morning with K-9 dogs but did not find any device or indication of a threat on campus and deemed the threat not credible. In a statement, Long Beach Police Department said, “The quick response and immediate actions taken by responding officers allowed the campus to be deemed safe quickly.”
LBPD is reminding everyone to report any suspicious activity to (562) 435- 6711 or 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
This lockdown occurs a day after the deadly school shooting in Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, which left two students dead and injured three.
By: Jocelyn Torralba