BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police said a hoax phone call from two Fred L. Thompson Jr. High School students claiming someone had a gun near the school led to a temporary lockdown Wednesday.
Bakersfield police officers were called to the school on Planz Road at around 12:19 p.m. and placed the school on lockdown and searched the campus. No one with a gun was found at the school, officials said.
Panama Buena Vista Union school district officials said the school was on lockdown for about 15 to 20 minutes and that the report of a person with a gun was unfounded.
Bakersfield police said the two students who made the hoax call were arrested and released to their parents.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.