Update 1:10pm Lockdown was lifted. Suspect detained.
Update from Eureka PD: “11:30 a.m. – UPDATE: Police are now searching the greenbelt area to the north of the Eureka High Campus with a drone. They are looking for a white male in his 40’s, bleach blonde hair shaved short, last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt. The male was seen walking in the greenbelt with what appeared to be a rifle over his shoulder and had a small black Chihuahua. Call 911 if you see anyone matching this description.”
At 11:15 a.m, EPD moved from a hard lockdown to a soft lockdown. A soft lockdown means teachers will “resume instruction to the students.”
11:09am: Eureka High School is currently on lockdown as of 11:09 a.m., Tuesday, September 12.
Updates on the Eureka Police Department’s Facebook page say there was a call about a man seen with a firearm in the greenbelt near campus.
That’s the area near 15th and M Streets.
Chief Todd Jarvis says the lockdown is due to an abundance of caution.
There is reportedly no police activity on campus and no threat to students, according to Assistant Chief Brian Stephens.
One parent told us she received a voicemail alert from the school. The message explained the school was on lockdown and all the students were safe, and the school would update parents.
Parents are asked not to come to the school. Police tell us they will turn away parents who show up because the school is still on lockdown.