Two Moreno Valley Schools on Lockdown After Report of Armed Person

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Two Moreno Valley campuses were on precautionary lockdown after a report of an armed person at Canyon Springs High School Thursday morning, officials said.

The report came in just before 10:30 a.m. at the high school, which is located 23100 Cougar Canyon Road, according to Deputy Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Nearby Vista Heights Middle School was also placed on lockdown at the request of the Moreno Valley Police Department, said Tim McGillivray, a spokesman for the Moreno Valley Unified School District.

The lockdown was prompted by an incident involving three people, including two students, at the high school, according to McGillivray.

An altercation between the parties resulted in a report that a gun was displayed by the person who was not a student at the school, he said.

That report was not immediately confirmed, McGillivray added. No shots have been fired.

Students were safe in their classrooms, a district statement posted on Facebook a short time later said.

The lockdown lasted for several hours, and Canyon Springs students were expected to be dismissed from classes early as a result, a separate statement from the district read.

Cars will not be allowed on the high school campus as the police activity continued, the statement said.

Vista Heights would be dismissed at the regular time, according to the district.

KTLA’s Feven Kiflegiorgis contributed to this story.