A post on a social site on Thursday, Oct. 3 of an alleged lockdown at Redlands Christian Lower School, located on 1145 North Church St., put residents on high alert.
According to the post by Oretha Pakpahan, the school announced a hard lockdown that wasn’t a drill over the PA system before noon, prompting community members to seek for answers.
Moments later, Pakpahan reported the lockdown was lifted.
Through a message, school principal Bill Johnson stated that they were urged by the Redlands Police Department to go into a lockdown due to police activity in the vicinity. After a quick investigation, police determined the threat was not credible, said Johnson.
“We then gave the all clear. Our students, faculty and staff did a phenomenal job with carrying out this event,” said Johnson.
Carl Baker, spokesperson for the city of Redlands, told the Redlands Community News that there was a report of a man with a gun and when officers arrived it was determined that the reporting agency never actually saw the gun and had instead received second hand information.