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Hesperia Schools Placed On Lockdown after Shots Heard

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Hesperia:  School police immediately placed three Hesperia campuses on lock down following a report of shots heard. As a precaution Canyon Ridge High School, Summit Leadership Academy, and Mission Crest Elementary were all placed on lock-down just after 1:30pm on Thursday. Officers did a thorough check of the campuses and cleared the school’s of any threat to students or faculty. As a precaution the schools remained on a full lock down while officers searched for possible suspects.

An officer in the are reported hearing three shots, from what sounded like a shot-gun or high-caliber hand gun coming from the back of the school in the neighborhood north of the Canyon Ridge High School campus.

Hesperia police department along with school police quickly set up a command post in front of the school located at 12850 Muscatel in Hesperia. A perimeter around the area was established surrounding the schools and officers walked on foot searching for any possible suspects. Sheriffs’ helicopter, 40-king assisted with over head support.

An anonymous witness called dispatch and reported seeing two suspicious males running east bound down the wash but unable to get a description. The witness also described seeing one of those suspects getting into and older white suv.

Photo: Erik Bustamante via VVNG
Photo: Erik Bustamante via VVNG

A short moment later an officer searching for the potential suspects observed a white Chevy Blazer matching the vehicle description and occupied by two suspects. Described only as a black male adult and the second a white male adult. Both suspects exited the vehicle and started to walk into a near by residence. The officer was able to make contact with the black male suspect outside the residence and apprehended him. The second suspect made his way into the residence and watched officers from an upstairs window.

Multiple patrol units responded and staged outside the residence on Seal Beach drive in Hesperia. The suspect inside the home was not obeying commands and officers blocked off surrounding streets and diverted traffic. After a short moment police made entry into the residence and  believed to have arrested the possible suspect.

Additional witness reports state allegedly seeing two additional suspects. One possibly on a bike and the other walking on foot away from the location.

As of 2:25pm the schools continued to remain on lock down and awaiting the all clear from law enforcement. Before worried parents are allowed to pick up there children and take them home. No further details are available at this time. More information will be posted as it becomes available, please check back later.

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