Modesto School Locked Down Following Nearby Shooting, Crash

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MODESTO — Sipherd Elementary School was locked down Monday morning following a shooting and crash nearby, according to police.

Modesto Police spokesperson Heather Graves said there was a vehicle driving recklessly, doing donuts in the school’s parking lot. Shots were also reportedly fired, but it was unclear whether that happened in the parking lot or nearby.

Graves said the car then crashed into a pole nearby, and everyone in the car ran away.

“Multiple” people were later taken into custody, according to a Facebook post from the Modesto Police Department. An aerial drone operated by police helped in the search.

Classes had not begun yet, so no kids were on campus at the time. At 9:25 a.m. the Modesto Police Department reported that the school’s lock down had been lifted.