ST. GEORGE — The Lava Ridge Intermediate School in Santa Clara underwent a lockdown late Wednesday morning due to a hoax call, according to an email sent to parents.
UPDATED 4:20 p.m., Sept. 3, 2019: Santa Clara-Ivins Police Sgt. Jaron Studley confirmed that four juveniles were removed from Lava Ridge Intermediate School Wednesday afternoon due to a prank call saying there was someone with a gun on campus.
“We have just completed a Lock Down,” states an email from Kalyn Gubler, Lava Ridge Intermediate’s principal.
“At 11:06 we received a hoax phone call stating that we had a visitor on campus with a gun. We immediately went into lockdown … as we wanted to make sure that all students were safe. We have had the Santa Clara/Ivins PD in here working with us the entire time. All is safe and we are resuming our afternoon schedule as normal.”
Santa Clara-Ivins Police Sgt. Jaron Studley said police conducted “a slow methodical search of the Lava Ridge Intermediate” in response to the incident.
On a Facebook post, Santa Clara-Ivins Police said the nearby Vista charter school in Ivins and other nearby schools also locked their interior and exterior doors as a precaution.
Additional details about the incident have yet to be released by police.
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