Three schools in the Yuma, Arizona, area have been put on lockdown as a precautionary measure because of a possible sighting of a student with gun, the Yuma Police Department said.
Officers are investigating reports that a student might have been seen with a gun this morning at Yuma’s Rancho Viejo Elementary School, police said.
That school, plus nearby Salida Del Sol Elementary School and a preschool, have been locked down, according to the department.
UPDATE: TUESDAY @ 11:55 A.M.
Yuma police tell News 11 all students at Rancho Viejo Elementary School are now at H.L. Suverkrup Elementary, at 1590 S. Ave. C. and parents can pick them up there. Salida del Sol is still under lockdown. UPDATE: TUESDAY @ 10:58 A.M.
All parents/guardians who want to get information about the school lockdowns can meet in the cafeteria of H.L. Suverkrup Elementary, at 1590 S. Ave. C.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10 A.M.
Yuma police tell News 11 several schools are under lockdown Tuesday morning following reports of a young man with a gun on campus.
The Yuma Police Department said it got the call at about 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Yuma police officers responded to Rancho Viejo Elementary School, at 1020 S. Avenue C, in reference to a young man who may have had a gun.
Several schools were on lockdown as of 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, including Rancho Viejo, Salida Del Sol Elementary School, and WACOG Preschool. The Crane School District has also been informed of the lockdown.
YPD encourages all parents and guardians to please remain away from the schools until police have completed the search and have lifted the lockdown.
Yuma police officers are still on the scene.
YPD encourage anyone with any further information about this case to please call them at 78-CRIME.