[UPDATE 2:51 p.m.] Several Fortuna Schools on Lockdown; Reports of Shots Fired Nearby
According to scanner traffic about 12:35 p.m., multiple people reported shots fired in the Campton Heights area of Fortuna. As a precaution, Redwood Preparatory School has gone on lockdown, reports the dispatcher on the scanner.
The shots are reportedly coming from the area of Boone Street. According to reports on the scanner, two juveniles reported seeing a man shooting a shotgun near the school.
UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: Toddy Thomas is also on lockdown, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 1:12 p.m.: Officers have been searching the area and have not located anything suspicious. So, according to the Fortuna Police Crime Prevention Unit, “Fortuna Jr. Academy and Toddy Thomas are being released from lockdown.”
UPDATE 1:17 p.m.: Redwood Prep was also taken out of lockdown according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 1:22 p.m.: Officers are remaining in the area even though the area has been checked and no suspect has been located.
UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: Toddy Thomas posted, “For your information: Toddy Thomas was placed on a lock-down by Fortuna Police Department as a precautionary measure. Everyone is safe and the lock-down has been lifted. Students can be picked up, walk home, or take bus as usual. Thank you for your cooperation.”
UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: Press release from the Fortuna Police:
On March 15, 2017 at about 12:35 P.M. Fortuna Police Department received multiple 911 calls of citizens hearing shots fired in the Campton Heights area of Fortuna. As a precautionary measure the schools in the area were placed on lock-down while officers checked the area. Officers from Rio Dell and Ferndale Police Departments assisted Fortuna Officers in checking the area. Through the investigation a report was received that two juvenile students had witnessed an unknown adult male in a field area off School and Boone Street fire two shots from a shotgun into the air. In checking the area and surrounding area the unknown subject was not located. Officers remained in the area and the lock-downs were lifted. We ask if anyone witnessed the subject firing the reported shotgun or has any information regarding this matter to contact the Fortuna Police Department (707) 725-7550.