Toledo Elementary School was locked down briefly this afternoon due to a threat outside the school building. A man with a gun was seen outside on the hill on the east side of the school.
Police immediately responded, searched and secured the perimeter, and cleared the school to resume normal activities. Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart said the man spotted on the hill northeast of the school was described as a white male with a rifle, wearing a white beanie cap. They found no sign of him despite searching both sides of the hill with many law enforcement officers trying to track him down. He said any demonstration of any threatening behavior will be met with a full-on response by multi-law enforcement agencies in the area.
Afternoon Kindergarten is continuing as usual, as are all other scheduled school activities. Dismissal times will be maintained at their usual time.
Toledo Jr./Sr. High and Arcadia campuses went into a code yellow lockdown as a precaution while police searched and secured the perimeter of those campuses. The fire department also responded to assist with traffic control.
Superintendent Steve Boynton commended staff, students and law enforcement for their quick and effective implementation of established safety and lockdown protocols.