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Lockdown at Apple Valley High School lifted after police respond to a nearby vehicle burglary

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A strong police response which included a sheriff’s helicopter in a neighborhood near Apple Valley High School prompted school officials to briefly lock down the campus.

It happened at about 9:00 am, on April 12, 2019, in the area of Navajo and Sandia in Apple Valley.

According to Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman, there was a vehicle burglary call and the suspect ran from the location.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Apple Valley High School school has been placed on safeguard status (a.k.a. “precautionary lockdown”) due to police activity in the neighborhood. All of our students and staff are safe and accounted for. Students are being held in their classrooms and classes are operating as normal,” stated the school district in an official statement.

Bachman said the suspect was described as a white male and he was not found.

The schools safeguard status was lifted at 9:20 am.

Anyone with information into the incident is asked to contact the Apple Valley Police Department at (760)947-1500.

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