Lockdown Lifted at Moreno Valley Schools

A lockdown at two Moreno Valley schools triggered by a report of someone possibly armed with a gun on campus was lifted Thursday — a scare that came a day after a deadly shooting at UCLA.

Police received a report between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. that students at Canyon Springs High School got into an altercation with a person who does not attend the school, and that person may have pulled out a gun, according to the Moreno Valley Police Department.

No shots were fired, police said.


Canyon Springs High and nearby Vista Heights Middle School were locked down as officers searched for that person.

Some students sent their parents videos and pictures of themselves barricading doorways.

"My nephew was there at UCLA yesterday when we got the news from him that he was in lock down, so we were really scared about that and now my daughter texts with the same story," said parent Erika Paz. "I'm just hoping she's OK."


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Police gave the all-clear just after 2 p.m. No arrests were made and no gun was found.

The Moreno Valley Unified School District said students were safe in their classrooms.

Aerial images showed more than a dozen squad cars and law enforcement officers at the campus.

The school lock down comes a day after a murder-suicide at UCLA.

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