October 13th, 2022 – South San Francisco, CA
PRESS STATEMENT – For Immediate Release - Wednesday, October 12, 2022
South San Francisco Unified School District on Lockdown of South San Francisco High
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA—South San Francisco High School was placed on lockdown status this morning. This means that doors were closed/locked, classrooms and school facilities were secured, and entry/exit from campus was temporarily restricted.
South San Francisco Police received a call that an intruder was on campus. The police notified school staff immediately and the lockdown status was initiated. Police arrived on campus and completed a thorough search.
At this time, it has been concluded that the call to police was a hoax, and there was no intruder on campus. No students or staff were harmed, and police have confirmed that there is no danger to our school community. The lockdown status has been lifted.
We are sharing this information with you out of an abundance of caution, and to reassure families that the matter has been thoroughly investigated and our school is safe.
School continues to be in session as regularly scheduled. Parents who prefer to keep their students at home today may do so, and the absence will be considered excused (parents wishing to exercise this option must provide a note for this reason upon the student’s return to school).
South San Francisco Police will also continue to be vigilant throughout our school community and will have increased presence in the area.
Thank you SSFPD for responding so bravely and so quickly! I live on Mission Road and heard the sirens…one after another. I knew something was up and immediately began to pray for all of you! Thank God no one was harmed. You guys are awesome!