El Rancho High School Locked Down Over Shooting Threat

El Rancho High School (Facebook)

Pico Rivera’s El Rancho High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday over threats that suggested a student might plan to start shooting at school.

The threat was issued online from an unidentified student, who said “he planned to bring a weapon to campus.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, law enforcement personnel went to the school and “removed the student from class.” The student was searched but no weapon was discovered.

Around 9 a.m. frightened students started tweeting “that they heard law enforcement yell at someone to ‘get on the ground'” and then claimed they heard gun shots. Deputy Guillermina Saldana did not provide details on the apprehension of the student tied to threat but did say that “no students were shot or injured during the incident.”

Once the lockdown was over the mood of the students changed dramatically, though many had been frightened:

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