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Update at 2:45 p.m.:  Curtis Creek Elementary School is no longer on lockdown after a suspicious person was reported on campus. The school reported that a student made a false report and is being dealt with, and all classes resumed after Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies made a sweep of the campus.

Original post at 1:40 p.m.: Sonora, CA —  Curtis Creek Elementary School is on lockdown after a suspicious person was reported on campus.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ashley Boujikian tells Clarke Broadcasting that deputies remain at the school and have confirmed there is no threat to the students or staff on campus following a false report made by a student.

The initial report came into sheriff’s dispatch around 12:30 p.m. While deputies were responding to the school on Standard Road, staff determined it had been a false report made by a student. To ensure the campus was secure and assist school administrators, deputies continued to respond.

“The safety of our schools and our children will always be a top priority for our sheriff’s office, and we will always take reports of possible threats to our schools seriously,” stated Boujikian.

School administrators report that the student who made the false report is being dealt with appropriately and that classes will resume in this email to parents:

Dear Parents,

I’m reaching out to inform you that the recent school lockdown was initiated due to a false report made by a student. We take all reports seriously and immediately implemented our safety procedures as a precautionary measure.

School Administration thoroughly investigated the situation and have confirmed that there is no credible threat to the safety of our students and staff. Law enforcement was also contacted. The student responsible for the false report is being appropriately addressed.

We understand that incidents like these can be distressing, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. The safety and well-being of our school community remain our utmost priority.

Classes will resume as usual, and counselors will be available to provide support to any students who may need it. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation throughout this situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at 209-533-1083.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Dawn Mori

Superintendent

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