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Sheriff: No active shooter at Solvang Elementary School

Posted at 10:59 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 21:42:27-04

UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) - In a message sent to parents on Friday, the Solvang School District superintendent said the report of an active shooter was the result of a miscommunication between upper and lower campus staff that initiated a lockdown drill.

Dr. Steve Seaford said that the situation was triggered when an upset student left campus. That student was spoken to by a deputy and went home with family.

He said that there was no danger to anyone at any time.

(10:59 a.m.) - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said Friday that deputies responded to a report of an active shooter at Solvang Elementary School but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Sheriff's officials said there is no threat to public safety.

Deputies and school officials are reportedly meeting to figure out what prompted the report.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.