For the 2nd time in a month, reports of guns seen near Allesandro Elem. in Silver Lake are unfounded; police clearing pic.twitter.com/juqAgXmMOu
— KTLA NEWS DESK (@KTLAnewsdesk) September 9, 2014
SILVER LAKE – For the second time in a month, Allesandro Elementary has been locked down as officials check reports of a gunman on or near the campus.
The Riverside Drive school was locked down this morning as a “precaution” as classes continued, according to a tweet by L.A. School Police Chief Steven Zipperman. NBC LA, meanwhile, reports that LAPD was looking into reports of a gunman near the school.
Last month, the school was also locked down after police received reports of a gunman on or near the campus on the day after the new school year began. No gunman was found.
* Update: The school has been reopened after police found no suspects, according several media reports. The lock down was prompted by what turned out to be a prank phone call – the third such call made from the same cell phone number, police told the L.A. Times.