SAN DIEGO -- The lockdown at Serra High School was lifted at 9:35 am today and students are returning to the Tierrasanta campus under supervision of San Diego Unified School District staff.
Notification went out to parents at 7:15 am today of the campus lockdown, caused by police activity following suspects stealing materials from a construction site on campus. There is no report on suspects being taken into custody but police have finished their search of the canyon north of the campus.
Serra parents and guardians are receiving a telephone message with instructions.
Serra High School is located at 5156 Santo Rd. (92124) in the Tierrasanta neighborhood. Students or staff members are being kept safe at all times
on campus and a DePortola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (92124).
Suspects were seen at around 7 a.m. carrying copper wire from the construction site on campus. The suspects were chased into the canyon by school staff, who believe they heard a shot fired. San Diego Unified School Police and San Diego Police Department officers are conducting a search of the canyon, which runs between Santo Road and Interstate 15 on the north side of the campus.