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Breaking News: Threat Lockdown at Bishop Schools

12:55 PM:

12:10 PM

Update from Bishop Unified School District:

BUSD Families,

The lockdown has been lifted on all campuses. Law enforcement has deemed no threat to safety and has located the source of the call as well as a suspect both of which are well out of our area and have no known connections to the Bishop community. Law enforcement will remain on campus.”

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Parents lined up to sign their children out of school for the day after lockdown is lifted. Photo credit ESN.
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Parents lined up to sign their children out of school for the day after lockdown is lifted. Photo credit ESN.

The Bishop Paiute Tribal Offices is also cleared to resume business.

Also this morning, there was an unrelated incident of a person carrying a firearm near Shady Rest Campground. This was reported separately and had no connection to the called-in threat and lockdown at the schools but may have contributed to rumors of an active shooter.

Updates to follow.

12:00 PM

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Law enforcement outside Home Street Middle School. Photo credit ESN.
bishop school lockdown
Law enforcement outside Home Street Middle School. Photo credit ESN.
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Law enforcement outside Home Street Middle School. Photo credit ESN.

11:50 AM

The lockdowns are being lifted. Law enforcement is on site and will remain there.

Updates to follow.

11:40 AM

Bishop elementary, middle, and high schools are currently in lockdown after Bishop Elementary School received a called-in threat.

From Bishop Unified School District:

“BUSD Families,

The BES, HSMS, and BUHS campuses are currently locked down out of an abundance of caution due to a phone call threat received at the BES office. School staff and law enforcement are the only ones allowed on campus at this time. Students are all safe in classrooms. Update to follow.”

ESN spoke to Sheriff Stephanie Rennie who dispelled rumors of an active shooter and confirmed the threat was only called in.

This case falls under jurisdiction of the Bishop Police Department. ESN has reached out to Police Chief Nate Derr for comment and are waiting a response.

Updates to follow.

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