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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Monday October 2nd, 2017 :: 04:54 p.m. PDT


Yermo Elementary School Placed on Lock-Down, Law Enforcement made sure school was safe and was reopened

DATE/TIME: October 2, 2017, at about 1:21 p.m.

INCIDENT: Yermo Elementary School Incident

LOCATION: 38000 block of Gleason Street, Yermo

SUMMARY: On October 2, 2017, at about 1:21 p.m., deputies from the Barstow Station, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol, responded to Yermo Elementary School regarding a subject seen outside the school grounds with a gun. Law enforcement personnel arrived on scene and conducted an extensive search of the school and surrounding neighborhood while the school was locked-down for the safety of all students and staff. The school staff worked well with law enforcement during the incident to ensure the safety of the children and staff members. Law enforcement personnel were unable to locate any evidence to validate the report made by the student. Sheriff’s department personnel will continue to do extra patrol in the area to help alleviate any concerns or tensions our residents may have referenced this incident.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case can contact Deputy Michael Rodriguez or Sergeant Anthony Padfield at the Barstow Sheriff's Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy Michael Rodriguez or Sergeant Anthony Padfield

Station: Barstow Station

Phone No.: (760) 256-4838

Case No.: 081701468

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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