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Woodland High School on lockdown, surrounding area told to shelter in place

Posted at 1:50 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 16:55:15-04

Woodland High School has been placed on lockdown and surrounding businesses have been told to shelter in place Friday morning while police investigate a shooting threat.

Woodland police said they received a phone call at 10:04 a.m. from a man with a low voice who spoke briefly with authorities, but did not mention a threat. A short time later, the same number called authorities and the person on the line said, “We are on lockdown. There’s been a shooting.”

The school went into lockdown about 10:15 a.m.

Officers are searching the school room-to-room to look for indications of a shooting, but they have yet to find any evidence that a shooting happened.

No one has been injured. No arrests have been made.

“Please avoid the area of Woodland High School. We are investigating the threat of a shooting at this time. There have been inaccurate reports circulating that a suspect who was found in possession of weapons is in custody. This is not true. We will update as soon as possible,” Woodland police said in Facebook post.

Students are being released from two area schools.

Parents of Woodland High School students are being told to go to Christiansen Park. The students will be taken there for release.

Parents of Freeman Elementary students are being told to go to Woodland Avenue east of West Street to pick up their children.

An alert went out to some Yolo County employees Friday telling them to shelter in place:

“This is a shelter in place emergency notification for this area surrounding Woodland High School. If you are in the immediate area around Woodland High School extending from Kentucky to Main Street and College to County Road 98 please remain indoors and away from windows until further notice while public safety officials are responding in the area. Please standby for further information.

If you are outside the building, please do not return to the buildings.

“ALL EMPLOYEES CURRENTLY IN BAUER BUILDING AND GONZALES BUILDING ARE TO SHELTER IN PLACE.”

No other details are available.