From the Fortuna Police Department’s Facebook page:

On February 28, 2024 at approximately 8:25 am Fortuna Police Officers responded to Fortuna Union High School to assist the California Highway Patrol at the school. Initial reports were that a person of interest in a CHP investigation involving an earlier collision was last seen entering the school campus.

Upon arrival Fortuna Police Department Officers learned the school had been placed in a precautionary lockdown until further information could be gathered. It was quickly determined that was no threat to students or staff and the lockdown was lifted. The majority of the police presence was cleared from the school campus and California Highway Patrol continued their investigation. All inquiries into the California Highway Patrol’s investigation should be directed to their agency.

All public safety agencies place a very high priority on the safety of our schools. Fortuna Police Department would like to thank allied agencies for their quick response and offers of assistance.