Indio High School Lockdown Today – In a developing story, Indio High School located at 81750 Ave 46, in Indio, California, is currently under emergency lockdown on Thursday, May 25th, 2023. The Indio Police Department is on the scene, and they have advised the public to avoid the area until further notice. Details about the nature of the emergency lockdown are currently scarce, and the authorities have not yet released any information regarding the cause or severity of the situation. However, it is clear that law enforcement officials are taking the situation very seriously. Eyewitnesses near the school have reported a large police presence in the area.
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Amistad High School in Indio student who was allegedly found in possession of a pistol on campus was detained, according to authorities. According to Mary Perry, the public information officer for the Desert Sands Unified School District, Indio Police contacted the school’s principal at roughly 12:40 pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, informing them that there might be a gun on the premises.
Perry verified that no verbal threats were made against the campus. Later, the Indio Police Department stated that the search on Tuesday was the result of information that its School Resource Officers had received about the possibility of a gun at the school. A pupil was taken to the office with the help of all parties, and a search permitted by the parent did turn up a pistol, according to Perry. The student was taken into custody, and their residence was given the STAR protocol. It is still going on as of 2:40 PM.
DSUSD School Threat Assessment Response (STAR Protocol)
When weapons are threatened, school security and staff work quickly to make sure everyone is safe. Depending on what was found during the basic investigation, the student and his or her belongings may be searched for weapons. Note that school security or management must have a good reason to search for safety before they can do so. In these kinds of searches, students’ backpacks, lockers, and cars are often checked.
When a gun is threatened, school officials call the police and ask that the School Threat Assessment Response Protocol (STAR Protocol) be put into action. When school administrators start an investigation where there is a threat of real harm to others or where a knife, gun, or other type of weapon is involved, they must tell the Director of Security right away.
The STAR Protocol is meant to take the study outside of the school. For example, tell the parent or guardian and make sure that the suspected minor does not have a gun, has access to a gun, or is trying to get a gun. Also, when the investigation goes to the suspected juvenile’s home, a law enforcement officer will check the bedroom, property, and common areas of the home for guns or other weapons.
Also, the child’s or teen’s parents or guardians are told about their worrying behavior. Also, any signs that the person in question might act violently are gathered. For example, signs could include but are not limited to, the accused juvenile making plans to carry out the threat or trying to get a weapon.
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