1:30 pm: An update from Principal Debbie Stone:
Good afternoon, Matador parents. This is Principal Stone, and I am calling to share information about the lockdown that took place at San Gabriel High School.
All students and staff did an excellent job with their response. Let me share a few details. At approximately 10:15 a.m. today, a student reported that they saw someone on campus with a weapon. At that point, a lockdown was called while the 911 call was being made, as we take all threats seriously. Multiple agencies responded, which included police agencies as well as fire. Through the police department’s extensive investigation, it was determined that there was no threat and no weapon present on campus.
We understand that this can be an upsetting experience. If any of your children need additional support, please contact the counseling office. If you have any additional questions, please contact my office. Thank you, and have a good evening.
San Gabriel High School (SGHS) went under lockdown approximately at 10:22 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Alhambra Police responded to a report of a suspicious person on campus and detained* one suspect. According to Ruby Gonzales, a reporter from the Pasadena Star News, a student reported seeing someone with a gun but later reported they may have been mistaken. San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) closed Ramona Street from 11:04-11:13 a.m, and the lockdown ended at 11:26 a.m. No students or staff were harmed, and no weapons were found.
A Snapchat video showed students getting patted down in the choir room. It is unknown if the suspect was in the room.
*Article was updated and corrected. A student was detained, not arrested.