High School ‘Lockdown’ Rumors Explained

LEBEC, CA (Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at 3 p.m.)—There was confusion and concern generated yesterday at Frazier Mountain High School when students told their friends they thought the school was on "lockdown."

Sgt. Mark Brown of the Frazier Park substation explains what happened: "I spoke to a school official who said the school was not locked down yesterday. Some doors were locked, for security reasons, but teachers and students were free to move throughout the school as normal."

Brown reports that on Monday, Dec. 5 a woman reported she discovered a conversation between her 15-year-old daughter and an 18-year-old man residing in Arizona, on her daughter’s Facebook account. During the conversation, the man threatened to harm the girl’s father and told the girl he was going to pick her up after school on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and spend time with her at a motel. Deputies responded to the school that afternoon and the man did not show up.

The man then contacted another local high school girl, Brown reports, and told her, via Facebook, that he was going to go to pick up the 15-year-old the next day, Thursday, Dec. 8  after school. Deputies again responded to the school and the man did not show up.

"We do not know if the man is currently in the Frazier Park area," Brown said, adding that the matter is currently under investigation.

This is part of the December 09, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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