Del Norte

The livestreamed ceremony was held at the Del Norte High School football stadium.

Local law enforcement are investigating a gun threat during a Redwood Elementary School 8th grade graduation ceremony at Del Norte High School Wednesday.

The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office received a call from an individual who claimed to be at the ceremony and in possession of a rifle and a handgun. The subject then told police they were "going to start shooting," according to a Wednesday press release from Crescent City police. 

Several law enforcement agencies quickly responded, and began escorting people out of the building, as well as searching for the subject.

During a search of the grounds, police apprehended subjects inside a vehicle parked near the school. After questioning the subjects, police determined they were not involved with the incident, and they were released.

At this time, police are continuing their investigation into the source of the call, while reviewing footage of the ceremony. 

"We will keep this as an active investigation until we are able to exhaust any potential leads in identifying the person who called this threat in. I again urge anyone with information on this investigation to call into dispatch and request to speak with an officer," read the release from Police Chief Richard Griffin. 

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Anyone with any information about this is urged to call into dispatch and report it. 707-464-4191.


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