Bomb threat prompts lockdown of Murrieta Valley High School

Bomb threat prompts lockdown of Murrieta Valley High School

A bomb threat called in to Murrieta Valley High School has prompted a lockdown at the campus on Wednesday, Nov. 8, officials say.


Murrieta police officers are searching the campus and students are safe in their classrooms, Murrieta Valley Unified School District officials said on the district Facebook page.


To ensure a through search of the campus, the lockdown may last “for an extended time,” the school district said.


During a lockdown, no one is allowed to enter or leave the campus.


No other schools in the district are on lockdown, officials said.


Updates will be posted to the school district’s Facebook page and Twitter account, @MurrietaUSD, as well as broadcast from AM 1640. School officials urged parents to rely on factual information from the district or law enforcement.