Monterey High School was placed on lockdown today because of a report of a suspicious person on campus, possibly armed with a gun, police said. Police issued a shelter-in-place order for the school at about 10:25 a.m. acting on a tip from a student that a non-student could be on campus with a weapon, Principal Marcie Plummer said. Students stayed in their classrooms until police finished searching the school grounds at about 11:30 a.m., Plummer said.
“There were multiple officers on campus,” Plummer said. “They walked from one end of the campus to the other.” “Everybody is safe and sound and it’s still under investigation,” Plummer said. Plummer said she did not have details about the suspicious person but said she had heard there was possibly some sort of altercation off campus this morning.
Police said no suspicious person was found during their search. As the search was under way, police asked neighbors in the area of the school, located at 101 Herrmann Drive, to be on the lookout for a possible suspect, police Lt. Leslie Sonne said. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 16 years old and 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black T-shirt and dark jeans, police said.
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