California: 5 Schools in Garden Grove Locked Down After Man Fires Gunshots in Air

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 10, 2015 Updated: December 10, 2015

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.  — Authorities in Orange County have arrested a man suspected of firing shots in the air, triggering modified lockdowns of five Garden Grove schools.

School district officials say the lockdowns were lifted around 10:15 a.m. Thursday after the suspect was taken into custody in a neighborhood near Alamitos Intermediate School. His name was not released.

Police Lt. Bob Bogue says the investigation focused on a home after someone reported hearing shots fired around 7:45 a.m.

Officials say there was no threat to students and the lockdowns were ordered out of an abundance of caution. No injuries are reported.

The schools affected were Alamitos Intermediate, Lawrence Elementary, Stanford Elementary, Zeyen Elementary and Faylane Elementary.

A modified lockdown means students can move freely inside the schools but are not allowed outside.