SYLMAR (CBSLA) — All staff and students were evacuated safely after reports of a man with a rifle prompted the lockdown of Sylmar High School Monday afternoon.
According to Los Angeles School Police, the man was said to be in an apartment complex near the north side perimeter of the high school.READ MORE: California's Mask Mandate May Also End On June 15
Breaking news: Sylmar High School is currently on lockdown due to a man with a rifle on the north side perimeter. #LASPD and #LAPD are on scene. The public is asked to stay clear from the area. Updates to follow… pic.twitter.com/BomM6y3jjP
— LA School Police (@LASchoolPolice) April 12, 2021READ MORE: LA Begins Process To Make Al Fresco Outdoor Dining Program Permanent
Officers were gathering staff on campus and escorting them to a safe location.
As of 2:12 p.m., the LASPD reported all staff and students had been safely evacuated off-campus.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Subway Train In Westlake District
By 2:51 p.m., the suspect has been taken into custody and the high school was removed from lockdown.