After thermal school evacuation, CVUSD and sheriff release new details

One of the buses that transported students from three thermal schools during an evacuation on Wednesday.

A day after the three thermal schools were evacuated, the school district and sheriff’s department released more information about the chain of events, revealing for the first time that administrators didn’t call police for more than an hour after being told they might had a gun. the campus.

A spokesperson for Coachella Valley Unified also explained why parents weren’t told what was happening for hours Wednesday after a lockdown and evacuations began.

Two 13-year-old students have been arrested and booked into juvenile hall on firearms charges, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday, adding that one admitted to bringing the gun to school and the other said he hid it in a backpack for the first boy. .

Other students told adults at the school that they had seen a boy with a gun at a bus stop and that he had posted pictures of himself with it on social media the day before, a sheriff’s department news release said.

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