MECCA (CBS) — An elementary school was locked down Wednesday as deputies searched for a gunman who reportedly fired a shot near the school.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies got second-hand information about a person carrying a gun near Saul Martinez Elementary School, 65705 Johnson St., spokeswoman Herlinda Valenzuela said.

“We have not been able to locate anyone with any type of weapon,” she said.

Deputies asked school officials to hold students in their classrooms at about 12:55 p.m. The lockdown was lifted at 1:45 p.m., Coachella Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Lorena Servin said.

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Comments (4)
  1. WH Jones says:

    Mecca? I thought that was supposed to be a holy area for them Muslims??? This is why I’m glad I don’t live in an Arabic country.

  2. Bob says:

    If you actually read the article you’d notice this took place in Mecca, CA and not in an “Arabic country”

  3. WH Jones says:

    Well then, I hope they catch the illegal that did it before he flees back to Mexico.

    1. VSOTO says:

      why is it necessary for the shooter to be mexican!!? it could be a white black brown green or purple person!!! theirs no need to be racial about it! what matters is that the students are safe!!! MAN O MAN IMMATURE PEOPLE THESE DAYS AND YET THEY COMPLAIN WHY OUR SOCIETY IS THE WAY IT IS DO TO THE COMMENTS LIKE THOSE!!!

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