McKinleyville High School has gone on lockdown three times today, as of this writing (1 p.m.). The school continues to receive anonymous threats, and law enforcement continues to clear them.
The school went on lockdown twice last week, on reports of a man with a firearm near campus. In neither case was such a person found.
Below are the updates to the situation as we receive them today.
UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: They’ve cleared the campus again, but they’re throwing in the towel for today. From NHUHSD:
Law enforcement has given an all clear of the MHS campus. They have continued to remain on campus today out of an abundance of caution. Due to the disruption to MHS/MRHS families and students, we will be releasing students from campus today at 2 pm. Buses will be on campus to take students who ride home. Students are to remain in their classrooms until that time. Students who need to wait for a ride after 2 pm will be able to wait in the library.
We realize this is a stressful time and we want to assure families that we are working diligently with law enforcement to try to determine the origin of these threats. We will continue to have support personnel for students who need someone to talk to as well. We will be sending out more information soon.
Once again, please contact law enforcement if you have any relevant information.
UPDATE, 1:02 p.m.:
MHS has received another anonymous threat and is on lockdown. Law enforcement is already on campus. We will keep you posted.
UPDATE, 11:23 a.m.: Another message from NHUHSD:
Law enforcement has given an all clear of the MHS campus. They will remain on campus today out of an abundance of caution. Once again, please contact law enforcement if you have any relevant information.
UPDATE, 11:07 a.m.: Another message from NHUHSD:
Law enforcement will be checking the surrounding MHS campus due to an additional anonymous threat. MHS will be sheltering in place while LE investigates.
UPDATE, 10:32 p.m.: Another message from NHUHSD:
Law enforcement has not identified a threat on the MHS campus. The lockdown has been lifted. LE continues to investigate origin of threats.
Parents of students in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District just received the following message:
MHS is on lockdown due to an anonymous threat called into the office. Law enforcement is on campus. We will update when we have more information.