The Turlock Junior High School was put on lockdown for 20 minutes on Thursday.
“Administration secured all students and staff in a lock down until a disruptive student had been apprehended,” stated Mike Trainor, Assistant Superintendent of Turlock Unified School District.
It is not clear what the disruption was, however, Trainor mentioned in the reason for the lockdown that they were “attempting to calm and secure an upset and disruptive student.”
The Pitman High School Resource Officer was contacted for assistance.
Some people posted on Facebook asking about the incident without knowing much about it except for that the school had been on lockdown.
Parents were notified of the incident prior to students being dismissed for the day.
“The TJHS administrative team and Officer Devin Rush did an outstanding job of securing the campus and keeping all students' and staff needs at the forefront, including the work to calm and apprehend a troubled student,” stated Trainor. “We are very proud of their combined efforts.”