Authorities find no threat at CVHS
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — UPDATE: The Central Valley School District sent out another update to the situation from this morning. Here is their full statement:
Earlier today CVHS was put on lock down as a safety precaution for about 30 minutes due to a report of an alleged person with a gun in the area. Police have completed their search of the school and surrounding area and advised the school to go to a lockout status after 11:15, where normal activities resume but the doors are locked as a precaution. Students are safe and free to move about the building. Additional law enforcement are still present at CVHS throughout the day. Sunrise Elementary, Adams Elementary, Progress Elementary, Mica Peak and the ELC were put into lock out as a precaution. Please do NOT go to the school. We reiterate all schools are safe and school is resuming as normal at all sites. We will update you as soon as we have additional information.
ORIGINAL STORY: This morning at around 10:40, Central Valley High School went on lockdown due to a potential threat. Spokane Valley Police and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded.
At 11:05, parents received an email (pictured below) from the district stating the reason for the lockdown.
At 11:26 am, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released information about the lockdown on Facebook. Here is the full statement:
“Central Valley High School Temporarily Placed on Lockdown as a Precaution
Spokane Valley Patrol and School Resource Deputies searched for a male who was reported to be walking near Central Valley High School with a handgun. The caller stated the male was walking toward her, but the phone call ended abruptly.
Not knowing exactly where the reported armed male was or what his intentions were, Spokane Valley Patrol Deputies immediately responded to the scene. The School Resource Deputy assigned to Central Valley High School made immediate notification to school officials and for the safety of the students and staff, the school was locked down.
As a precaution, the entire school, and surrounding area was searched but the male was not located.
* There is NO information the male was on school property or had any intention to harm anyone. *
Additional information learned several minutes later was the male was “Open Carrying” the hand gun but the caller did not know the laws or if that was legal.
Citizens who are legally allowed to possess a firearm are allowed to “Open Carry” a handgun in public, including the sidewalk, streets or general area but MUST remain off any school property.”
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