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School Briefly Placed On Lockdown

Sonora, CA — Gold Rush Charter School had a scare late this afternoon.

Principal Ron Hamilton confirms that some gunshots were heard near campus at around 4:30pm.  The students that were on hand for PM Club, and staff members, were placed on lockdown status. The Sheriff’s Office responded and later deemed the area safe. There was a man nearby that was reportedly questioned and arrested on an unrelated charge. Where the shots originated is not immediately clear. No further information is immediately available through the Sheriff’s Office.

Gold Rush Charter School operates at the former Sullivan Creek Elementary School campus in the Phoenix Lake area.