Shooting reports cause LASD to lockdown three Santa Clarita schools
Authorities were investigating reports of a shooting in Santa Clarita that caused three schools in the area to lock down Thursday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received reports of shots fired in the area of Soledad Canyon and Camp Plenty roads, near Sierra Vista Junior High School, about 3:25 p.m., according to a department statement.
The middle school, along with Cedarcreek Elementary School and Canyon High School, were placed on lockdown as deputies investigated the reports. The lockdowns were lifted by about 4 p.m., and the LASD said “the incident does not appear to be school-related.”
Authorities advised the public to avoid the area of Soledad Canyon and Camp Plenty roads as they continued to investigate the scene. The LASD had yet to determine if a shooting did in fact take place, and no injuries were immediately reported.