This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (KTXL) — A lockdown at San Juan High School in Citrus Heights was lifted following a shooting near the school Wednesday.
“Mom we are in a lockdown rn.” “I guess there are 3 people with guns on campus.” “Everybody started running.”That’s what Rosa Jiminez’s daughter texted her after police surrounded the school. “Later my daughter called me and said, ‘Do you know what happened?’ ‘I received messages, try to stay calm, don’t make noise,’” Jiminez told FOX40. “Then she told me, ‘ Ok I love u,’ and I decided to come.” Around noon, while San Juan students were eating lunch, Citrus Heights police said they responded to the school for reports of “shots fired” on Mariposa Boulevard right next to the school’s track. “Our officers were on scene within just moments and we immediately locked down the high school,” said David Guitierrez with the police department. Officers said they later found indications that someone fired a weapon at least twice at a home. “However, we have not found any victims,” Guitierrez explained. Police said witnesses told them they saw three juveniles running away from the crime scene. One of those juveniles was believed to have run in the direction of the high school, prompting officials to search every student, classroom, bathroom and storage closet inside the school. “When I got here someone said they do not know if they was in there, they are just checking,” said mother Quita Davis. Parents were alerted and told to wait for their children at the Citrus Heights Community Center. Around 3:45 p.m., they were allowed to get their students at the school. Police said they were checking surveillance footage and speaking to witnesses in the area of the shooting.