Police: Phone calls are what led to Murrieta Valley High School lockdown


Last updated 11/9/2017 at Noon

Suspicious phone calls led to the lockdown of a local high school, Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to police.

The calls, threatening to blow up Murrieta Valley High School were received at about 9 a.m., a Murrieta Police Department press release said.

“School Resource Officers along with school and MVUSD staff immediately began investigating the calls.” the release said.

The school was placed on a lockdown, which lasted nearly three and one-half hours, as a safety precaution while the Riverside County Bomb Squad and its four specially trained K-9s searched the school for incendiary devi...

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