No Evidence of Credible Threat at Chatsworth School After Phone Call Prompts Lockdown

Officials found no evidence of a credible threat after a telephonic threat to a Chatsworth charter school prompted a lockdown Tuesday.

Police sweep the bleachers at Chatsworth Charter High School after threat was made to the school on June 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police sweep the bleachers at Chatsworth Charter High School after threat was made to the school on June 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Chatsworth Charter High School received a telephonic threat about 10:15 a.m. The person indicated they were were going to shoot up the school.

School police as well as Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the school, at 10027 Lurline Avenue, and searched the campus while it was on lockdown.

Parents received calls from the school alerting them of the situation, many rushed to the campus to make sure their child was OK.

In a tweet, LAPD officials indicated that there were no reports of shots being fired at the school or of an active shooter. "There is a report of a threat, but nothing credible," the tweet read.

Los Angeles School Police officials later tweeted that there was no evidence of any plot being carried out at the school. School was dismissed at 12:45 p.m., about 15 minutes before the scheduled minimum day release, and students were asked to only exit off Lemarsh Street.

The last day of school for the high school is Wednesday.

No further details about the incident have been released.

KTLA's Sarah Fenton contributed to this story.