Name prompts lockdown at three Oceanside colleges; police say no menace discovered


Three Oceanside colleges had been locked down late Friday morning after somebody referred to as police and relayed a menace to a center college campus on the north finish of the town, a police spokesperson stated.

The decision got here in on the police division’s non-emergency line about 11:15 a.m., spokesperson Jennifer Atenza stated. The caller reported a “potential menace to scholar security” at Jefferson Center College, she stated. She was unable to right away give specifics in regards to the menace.

“Officers instantly responded,” she stated.

Jefferson Center College on Acacia Avenue, simply off North Carey Highway and north of Mission Avenue, went on lockdown, she stated. Neighboring campuses of Mission Elementary and Clair W. Burgener Academy had been additionally locked down given their proximity to Jefferson.

“Officers methodically went by way of Jefferson Center College and had been in a position to determine that there was no menace to scholar security,” she stated. Police additionally checked the opposite two campuses and cleared them as properly.

The lockdown was lifted earlier than 1:45 p.m. Atenza stated there a heavy police presence will stay on the campuses by way of the rest of the college day Friday.

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