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Canyon High School and Leona Cox Community Elementary School in Canyon Country were put under a “soft lockdown” on Tuesday morning due to a suspicious person in the area.

Deputies were called to the area around 11:30 a.m. when a suspicious vehicle was reported near Whites Canyon Road.

“It was a precautionary measure,” said Shirley Miller, public information officer for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Both schools are no longer under the lockdown at this time.

“Everything is normal operations now. Police received a call about a suspicious person near the area,” said Sgt. Dahring, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The lockdowns come in light of Los Angeles Unified School District’s closure of 900 schools today after receiving a terror threat.

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  1. Yes this happened today right at lunch time.

  2. “Suspicious Person” in the SCV could easily be an individual not wearing UGG boots or a flat brimmed hat.

  3. Hope u r ok Cheryl Hasty Neville! ♡♡

  4. This incident is unrelated to the LAUSD incident which had to do with an email terror threat to schools in Los Angeles and New York.

  5. Better safe than lose one child.

  6. Irma Blanco Irma Blanco says:

    So was La Mesa Jr High. My co-workers daughter goes to school there.

  7. Danny Dang Danny Dang says:

    okay but I thought all LAUSD schools were shut down?

  8. What in the heck is a “soft lockdown”? Lock down is lock down in my opinion.

  9. I don’t think it’s over dramatic, they’re doing their job to protect their students & faculty

  10. What abount rio vista school

  11. Tatiana not sure if this is why?

  12. Joel Sky Joel Sky says:

    there is multiple houses and apartments right next to the school… people always walk around that area. what is “suspicious”???

  13. Juanita Mera Juanita Mera says:

    Karen Spencer Navarro

  14. It’s finals week, most high schools got out at 12:15

  15. ‘Soft Lockdown’ is term that defines a protocol in a school to respond to a threat outside the school without immediate threat to the students inside the school.

    During a Soft Lockdown the building perimeter is secured with staff stationed at the doors. Visitors may not enter the building during a ‘soft lockdown.’ Teaching proceeds as usual. Depending on the conditions, class period changes are allowed.

    A ‘Hard Lockdown’ is defined as protocol that keeps students locked in their classrooms. Students are instructed to remain seated — out of sight through windows or doors. Lights are usually turned off and teaching lessons stop until the threat passes. ‘Hard Lockdowns’ are usually utilized when an intruder is known to be inside the building, or some other serious threat inside the building or on the school property is identified.

  16. Erica Egar Erica Egar says:

    Terri Erickson Egar

  17. I was at one of the schools and it was a man loading a garden rake into his car.. Since the sheriffs were there the went ahead and did a thorough search…

  18. What is consider a suspicious car? 🤔

  19. If they didn’t and something bad happened all you who think it was overkill would be pissed.can’t please people..ever!

  20. We aren’t part of the LAUSD.

  21. Danny Dang Danny Dang says:

    since when? has it always been like that?

  22. With everything that was going on with the LAUSD, this “soft” lockdown would’ve freaked me out! Aracely Leal glad I kept them home.

    • Aracely Leal Aracely Leal says:

      Pray with all the kids before they leave the house.
      We are living in the last days.
      And now that they are clear to go back today.Im more scared to send them.But we can’t live in fear.Just pray.
      God protect our children ect.
      😳
      Melissa Mariscal
      Carlos Iraheta

    • Aracely Leal Aracely Leal says:

      I told the smaller girls.
      It was so so cold.That their principle said stay home and don’t go to school.So they won’t be scared to go this morning.Since we were watching the news yesterday.
      I don’t want them to be afraid to go to school.😒Melissa Mariscal

    • Aracely Leal Aracely Leal says:

      Ugh,
      Let’s pray for the staff and teacher’s too.
      Soft protocol or a hard one.God be in control!!
      Melissa Mariscal

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