2017-02-10 / Front Page
Schools on lockdown after report of armed female at high school
Students sheltered in place and safe, police say
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Two local schools are on lockdown due to reports of an armed person in the area, police said.
Around 8:20 a.m., the Simi Valley Police Department received a report of a female with a rifle walking onto the Royal High School campus in the 1400 block of Royal Avenue, Simi Police Sgt. Craig Dungan said.
In response, SVPD placed the high school on lockdown. Students are currently sheltered in place and safe, the sergeant said.
“We have SWAT deployed to the campus and we’re currently searching the campus and the area. The Los Angeles Police Department is assisting us with an air unit for the search,” Dungan said.
Nearby Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School also placed itself on a voluntary lockdown as a safety precaution.
All traffic on Royal Avenue is closed between Crocker and Pride streets.
The story will be updated as information becomes available.