• Nation’s largest teachers unions call to end active shooter drills over fears they’re traumatizing students

    (CNN) — Since Columbine, active shooter drills have become an increasingly normalized practice in schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, for example, about 95% of schools drilled students on lockdown procedure, according to a report from the US Department of Education. But on the other end of the spectrum, some psychologists have said these practices can be traumatizing for students depending […]

  • Robbery Suspect Arrested in School Parking Lot Following Foot Chase

    A 21-year-old Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Tuesday after leading Palm Springs police on a foot chase through several gated neighborhoods and into the parking lot of a Catholic school that was locked down until officers got him into custody. Officers spotted Juan Ortiz, who had a warrant out for his arrest in connection […]

  • Man Arrested in LAX after Reports of a Gunman on Mount San Jacinto College

    Classes at Mount San Jacinto College will resume Thursday morning and counselors will be available to students and staff affected by an incident in which a student allegedly pointed a gun at other students in the college cafeteria, prompting a lockdown of the school and a wide-ranging search that ended with the man arrested at […]

  • Hemet Boy Suspected of Making Threatening Call to School

    Police Tuesday arrested a 15-year-old Hemet boy suspected of calling a school and threatening to carry out a shooting, resulting in a campus lockdown. The youth, whose name was not disclosed, made the call — ultimately determined to be a prank — about 1:15 p.m. Monday to the reception area at Diamond Valley Middle School, […]

  • Indio High School Placed on Brief Lockdown

    Indio High School was placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday after a rumor spread about a gun on campus. A search was conducted, and Indio police found there was no threat to students or staff, and the rumors were found to be inaccurate. The school was locked down in an abundance of caution and to […]

  • Police Activity Leads To School Shutdown In Desert Hot Springs

    A report of someone with a gun at Cabot Yerxa Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs led officials to place the campus under lockdown for about an hour Wednesday. Desert Hot Springs police notified the campus at around 1 p.m. that they had received a report of an armed person jumping over the school’s fence, […]

  • Indio High School Placed on Lockdown Following Altercation

    Indio High School was placed on lockdown following an altercation between two males around 3:00pm after school let out. According to school resource officer Mary Perry, a witness on scene claimed to have seen a weapon on one of the suspects, which placed the entire school on full lockdown. One of the males is believed […]

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