Microphone, Not Gun, Prompts Lockdown At Chaminade Prep. In West Hills
WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A private San Fernando Valley high school was placed on lockdown Tuesday due to a report of a person with a gun near campus that turned out to be a student with a boom microphone.
LAPD Topanga officers responded to a call from school officials at 9:30 a.m. stating the mother of a student saw a suspicious person near Chaminade College Preparatory High School, 7500 Chaminade Ave.
“There was a report that a male, white, about 18 years old, was seen approaching the school in the parking lot area with some type of object in his hand, possibly a rifle or shotgun. He was dressed in black pants, black top,” LAPD Capt. Hearn said.
The school was on lockdown for almost three hours while more than 50 officers from several divisions conducted a room-to-room search of the campus.
The lockdown was lifted just after 12:15 p.m.
The nearby middle school campus was not affected other than disrupted bus service, according to the school.
No further details were available.