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Precautionary Lockdown at Mariana Academy Lifted

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( Students at Mariana Academy were placed on a brief precautionary lockdown Thursday afternoon, school officials confirmed.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. deputies with the Hesperia Police Department were out in an unrelated incident in a neighborhood near the school.

Sheriff’s dispatch responded to reports of what sounded like gunshots in the vicinity of the school. As a precaution, the staff placed the school on precautionary lock-down.

“The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1:00 p.m. after law enforcement confirmed that the alarming sounds were the sounds of construction near the school,” stated school officials.

All students and staff are safe and school will resume as normal.

“We would like to applaud our students, staff, and law enforcement for how well they responded to the lockdown,” officials said. “The safety of our students is our highest priority and we would always rather be safe than sorry.”

If any parents have any questions they are encouraged to contact Mariana Academy at 760-247-7258.

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